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Florida Voices | Kenny Camp, 40 Acres

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Kenny Camp was born and raised in Alachua County and is working to keep the family farm alive — for now.  He has worked on the farm since graduating high, but worries the farm will die with him.

In 1920 Black farmers made up 14 percent of all farmers in America and owned 16 million acres of farmland. Today Black farmers make up less than 1 percent of U.S. farmers.

“I know change is going to come,” he said. “I hate that the land itself is probably going to come to an end.”

A third-generation farmer, Camp considers the future of the land and the farming industry.

“I don’t know whats going to become of the farm. I guess its something that I can’t really worry about because I don’t have control over that.”

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