After decades of decline, food’s share of personal spending holds steady – November 23, 2020

After decades of decline, food’s share of personal spending holds steady Since the turn of the century, Americans have spent roughly 10 percent of their disposable income on food each year, two decades of stability that may reflect a leveling-off of U.S. incomes, say two USDA economists. Their analysis provides… Continue reading

Bill would transfer up to 32 million acres to Black farmers – November 20, 2020

‘Justice’ bill would transfer up to 32 million acres to Black farmers Black-owned farmland could expand sevenfold under a bill filed by three Democratic senators on Thursday to reverse decades of discriminatory practices by the Agriculture Department, sometimes called “the last plantation.” The Justice for Black Farmers Act would enable… Continue reading

‘Justice’ bill to transfer 32 million acres to Black farmers – November 20, 2020

(AG Insider) Black-owned farmland could expand sevenfold under a bill filed by three Democratic senators on Thursday to reverse decades of discriminatory practices by the Agriculture Department, sometimes called “the last plantation.” The Justice for Black Farmers Act would enable Black farmers to acquire up to 160 acres apiece at no charge… Continue reading