Barns at the Triple J Farm in Windsor, N.Y. Black people remain underrepresented in agriculture. Black Americans own just 1% of rural land nationwide. While 13.4% of the country’s population is Black or African American, Black farmers make up 1.34% of all farm producers.

Barns at the Triple J Farm in Windsor, N.Y., Saturday, August 8, 2020. James Minton, Sr., bought the 20-acre parcel that became Triple J Farm a decade ago because he said he wanted a place his family could find refuge, whenever they might need. “This will be here for ages,” Minton said. “As long as there’s a descendant from the Minton family, this place will be here for them.”
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