A common-sense Farm Bill that supports agroecology, rural communities, international human rights, and real environmental protection is a meaningful start to healing America.
National Conference Lifts Up Heirs Property Issues
Since the Civil Rights Movement, heirs property and partition sales have led to the loss of over 2 million acres of Black owned land in the South, but changes in the 2018 Farm Bill offer a path and alternative forms of documentation to access USDA programs and resources for families with land in heir property status.
Letter to 2018 Farm Bill Conference Committee
Neither the House or Senate version of the farm bill goes nearly far enough to truly improve the lives and livelihoods of family farmers and rural communities.
Preventing Black Land Loss through Heirs Property Eligibility
The Federation, along with its key partners, Arkansas Land & Farm Development Corporation, Land Loss Prevention Project, Oklahoma Black Historical Research Project, Rural Coalition and National Family Farm Coalition has advocated that USDA should expand its eligibility requirements to allow heirs property owners to be eligible for more USDA programs.