Black farm operators in the U.S. from 1900 to 2017
The number of Black producers peaked in 1920 at 925,708.
The line chart shows the steep decline in Black farmers in the United States from 1900 to 2017.
Data for 2012 and 2017 reflects the amount of farmers listed as principal operators. Numbers for 2017 include producers who identified as Black alone or in combination with another race.
Amanda Perez Pintado
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Census of Agriculture
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