Can Cannabis Save Black Farming Communities?

written by Dianna Benjamin

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  • Student loan debt. The cost of student loan debt is a heavy burden on a farmer’s income. Student loan debt makes it difficult for farmers to obtain the additional credit they need to operate their farms until harvest.
  • Labor. Many farmers complain that it is difficult to find skilled laborers. A lack of laborers decreases a farmer’s production output. This minimizes income and increases the risk of injury due to overworking.
  • Affordable health insurance. Farming is one of the most physically demanding occupations in the U.S. Farmers need healthcare, but affordable coverage is difficult to come by. This is an enormous impediment to business growth.

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