The average African-American farm produced commodities worth nearly $150,000 less than other farms

Horizontal bar chart comparing the average value of crop and livestock production of farms with African-American principal operators with that of all others.

USDA, Economic Research Service researchers found that farms operated by African Americans tended to have lower profits and receive lower Government payments compared with other producers. Smaller farm sizes and commodity choices were key factors in these farms’ financial outcomes.

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