Black farmers once thrived, but the latest research shows a decline of more than 60 percent when it comes to Black farmers owning land. There are a number of reasons for this loss, including the younger generation not paying taxes on the land, families not listing the land in their will — and in Mr. Thomas Nichols’ case, road construction projects.
“I been on one farm for 42 years and they just put a new road through it and they already started building houses on it so I’m limited there,” Nichols said.
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The National Black Farmers Association (NBFA) is a non-profit organization representing African American farmers and their families in the United States. As an association, it serves tens of thousands of members nationwide. NBFA’s education and advocacy efforts have been focused on civil rights, land retention, access to public and private loans, education and agricultural training, and rural economic development for black and other small farmers.
Source – National Black Farmers Association (Updated: 5 September 2020) Wikipedia. Available at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Black_Farmers_Association (Accessed: 28 September 2020)