Challenges Facing Black Farmers in the US

Land loss, discrimination and difficulty securing capital and credit have been significant factors in Black land loss over the last century. In addition, Black landowners have been disproportionately affected by heirs' property, a complex legal status that affects how land is passed down through generations. This series looks at the consequences for Black farmers because of this history, how Black land loss intersects with other obstacles to creating a sustainable food system, and solutions.