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In the Northwest, the average age of our farmers is 57 and climbing. As people search for the next generation of food-growers, people of color are a small but fast-growing segment of new farm operators. Many are Hispanic agricultural workers who want to run a farm of their own. Others are Asian or African immigrants reaching for an economic toehold. For minorities, though, the path to profitable farming can be filled with challenges.

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