More Latinos on Farms Move From Fields to Office

August 23, 2014 at 8:18 am Leave a comment

Did you know??? Farming businesses in the United States are still dominated by whites, but Mr. Flores (whose last name means “flowers” in English) is one of a growing number of Latinos who own or operate farms in the country. While the overall number of farms in the United States decreased by 4 percent from 2007 to 2012, during the same period the number of farms run by Hispanics increased by 21 percent to 67,000 from 55,570, according to data released in May from the government’s 2012 census of agriculture. The numbers signaled a small but consistent pattern of growth in agribusiness among Latinos, many of whom have gone from working in the fields to sitting in the head offices.

click here to read more http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/17/us/latinos-move-up-from-picking-crops-to-running-the-farm.html

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