Multnomah County launches new farming program for Black farmers

The new initiative from Multnomah County aims to create more equitable spaces in farming. Black farmers make up less than 1% of farmers in Oregon.

TROUTDALE, Ore. — What was once just blackberry bushes in East Portland will now be a real farm with crops.

This is all thanks to $500,000 in funding from Multnomah County. It will be owned by Black and African immigrant farmers to increase access to community health programs and nutritious food.

This is a new initiative from Multnomah County to create more equitable spaces in farming. In 2017, Black farmers made up less than 0.1% of landowners in Oregon,

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