Farming & Agribusiness

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia A new report from the Center for American Progress (CAP) provides insight on how decades of structural racism within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has led to the virtual elimination of black...
The Memphis-based Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association (BFAA) and the Stine Seed Company are in wait-and-see mode now that a March 15 deadline for mediation between the two entities has passed. The most recent movements in the case pitting the...
Eating local in Memphis is risky — not for the consumer who gets a delicious, nutrient-rich product but for farmers and wholesale buyers. “Currently we see that farmers want to grow into Memphis and chefs want to buy from Memphians, but...
Anchored in the heart of South Memphis, Knowledge Quest held its 9th Annual Harvest Food Fest this past weekend. No one was more pleased than Marlon Foster, the non-profit’s executive director. “All of our children are having a great time,”...
Thomas Burrell, president of the 20,000-member Black Farmers & Agriculturalists Association (BFFA), is scheduled to meet in Memphis on Monday (Nov. 20) with Black farmers and landowners about financial assistance set aside as part of the Inflation Reduction Act...