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New Research Explores the Ongoing Impact of Racism on the U.S. Farming Landscape

January 25, 2019 – By Megan Horst, Civil Eats – Farming in the United States is enmeshed with both racism and capitalism in a way that has had a profound impact on who owns, accesses, and benefits from farmland. Recently, I published research with Portland State University student Amy Marion examining data on non-farming landowners, farmers who own and lease land, and farmworkers. We found significant racial/ethnic disparities when it comes to representation, land, and money.

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