People of the Land Working Together

Here we are with Ivan roasting chili in Atrisco, NM. The Warrior Farmers of Desert Forge will be selling it at the farmers market in Albuquerque every Saturday. It has been a successful year of cooperation among the heirs to the Atrisco Land Grant who have opened up their community and land to the Vets. Together they are building a new collaboration called “Now You Know New Mexico.” More on that next year!

The Census of Agriculture Shows Progress in Maintaining Diverse Producers in Agriculture

The Census of Agriculture Shows Progress in Maintaining Diverse Producers in Agriculture

by Rural Coalition, May 2015
The Rural Coalition and its member and allies now have the data to demonstrate real results in our shared work of the past two decades to achieve equity and transformation in agriculture and to keep farm families on the land. The 2012 Census of Agriculture, with most data collected in 2013 and released earlier this year, documents that historically discriminated farmers and ranchers have not only stemmed previous declines in their participation in U.S. Agriculture, but significantly increased their connection with USDA.

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