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HBCU Money Presents: 2017’s African American Farmers Report

The state of African American farms continues to be a vital component to the African American economy, this despite investment and participation in it on a downward trend. We are highlighting key findings from the 2017 USDA Agriculture Census with 2012 comparison in parentheses where available.

Number of Farms: 35,470 (36,382)

Land in farms (acres): 4,673,140 (4,563,805)

Average size of farm (acres): 132 (125)

Market Value of products sold: $1,416,256,000 ($1,311,6332,000)

Market Value of crops sold: $857,698,000

Market value of livestock, poultry, & products: $558,558,000

Government payments: $58,807,000 (60,731,000)

Average Per Farm Receiving Payments: $7,108 ($5,509)

69 Percent of African American Farms are between 10-180 acres

4 Percent of African American Farms are over 500 acres

43 percent of African American farmers are over the age of 65

5 percent of African American farmers are under the age of 35


The Finance & Tech Week In Review – 3/11/17

Every Saturday the HBCU Money staff picks ten articles they were intrigued by and think you will enjoy for some weekend reading impacting finance and tech.

US Army fires 3D-printed grenade launcher / New Atlas newatl.as/2n9wiMY

Green thinking in the era of Trump / New Scientist bit.ly/2lOfr23

5 studies shaping policy to protect the #highseas / Pew Environment  pew.org/2m5bkOZ

Newer car tech opens doors to CIA attacks / CSOonline ow.ly/sGh4309OvD2

Why our brains may be 100 times more powerful than believed / New Atlas newatl.as/2n7nwPt

School lunch quality and academic performance / NBER http://bit.ly/2n8kISb

Which universities have produced the most ‘unicorn’ founders? / WEF http://wef.ch/2niK24f

10 books that inspired the world’s top start-up investors / WEF http://wef.ch/2na0x38

On farms & in labs, women around the world are making agriculture more resilient. / World Bank http://wrld.bg/jLnS309FyIH

The people who prepare for these changes will be well placed to thrive in emerging financial system. / Harvard Biz http://ow.ly/nKG6309OzjH

The Finance & Tech Week In Review – 2/25/17


Every Saturday the HBCU Money staff picks ten articles they were intrigued by and think you will enjoy for some weekend reading impacting finance and tech.

How can #Kenya achieve a sustainable urban future? Video blog / World Bank wrld.bg/zBAq309gUVc

Large gaps exist between the homeownership rates of white households and minority households / St. Louis Fed bit.ly/2liGksY

More than half of #Uganda’s adults now has access to an account at a formal financial institution. / World Bank ow.ly/59ET309lR5F

You can now take a course at the world’s best universities for free. Here’s how that happened / WEF wef.ch/2ktwNAt

Queens in New York has more languages than anywhere in the world / WEF wef.ch/2lA8jEU

Agricultural robot scrutinizes plants so that we don’t have to / New Atlas newatl.as/2kVnJVw

Inside the U.S.’s Only Ocean Exploration Ship / Scientific American ow.ly/VFEX309lPP3

How #bigdata is changing the nature of policing from reactive to proactive / Networkworld ow.ly/TvcW309lPky

#Fraud rises as cybercriminals flock to online lenders / Networkworld ow.ly/w7eN309lP8s

Scientists discovering new coral communities in the Gulf, but they’re already under threat / Pew Environment ow.ly/BX5m309lOYy

The HBCU Money™ Weekly Market Watch

Our Money Matters /\ September 23, 2016

A weekly snapshot of African American owned public companies and HBCU Money™ tracked African stock exchanges.


African American Publicly Traded Companies

Citizens Bancshares Georgia (CZBS) $7.16 (0.00% UNCH)

M&F Bancorp (MFBP) $3.90 (0.00% UNCH)

Broadway Financial Corporation (BYFC) $1.71 (0.58% DN)

Radio One (ROIA) $2.96 (4.21% DN)

African ETFs

Global X MSCI Nigeria (NGE) $4.68 (2.09% DN)

Market Vectors Africa (AFK) $20.42 (1.02% DN)

African Stock Exchanges

Bourse Regionale des Valeurs Mobilieres (BRVM)  285.39 (0.10% DN)

Botswana Stock Exchange (BSE)  9 766.95 (0.22% UP)

Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE)  1 773.53 (11.10% DN)*

Nairobi Stock Exchange (NSE)  134.12 (N/A)

Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) 51 999.45 (0.20% UP)

International Stock Exchanges

New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) 10 717.98 (0.70% DN)

London Stock Exchange (LSE)  3 761.85 (0.09% DN)

Tokyo Stock Exchange (TOPIX)  1 349.56 (0.23% DN)





HBCU Money™ Dozen 12/14 – 12/18


Did you miss HBCU Money™ Dozen via Twitter? No worry. We are now putting them on the site for you to visit at your leisure. We have made some changes here at HBCU Money™ Dozen. We are now solely focused on research and central bank articles from the previous week.


5 ways 2015 changed enterprise software forever l CIOonline http://trib.al/Xxtp3aA

Apple and IBM partnership yields 100 iOS enterprise apps l CIOonline http://trib.al/1pFDyUg

Why social media needs to have a code of ethics for clinical research l CIOonline http://ow.ly/W6qEo

Migraine changes your world. It’s time for a new approach to treatment l New Scientist http://ow.ly/W6qIY

Where in the world have we achieved 100% renewable power? l Renewable Cities http://ow.ly/W5rhU

What made #CITES shark protections so successful? l Pew Environment http://pew.org/1Nu5T37

Federal Reserve, Central Banks, & Financial Departments

What being #bilingual can do for your #brain l WEF http://wef.ch/1O8aaEm

What are vertical farms, and can they really feed the world? l WEF http://wef.ch/1Pay3hZ

#Remittances, often the 1st financial service #migrants use. What’s the cost? l World Bank http://wrld.bg/W5a9H

A history of U.S. debt limits l NBER http://bit.ly/1OAWWQY

Why friends shouldn’t go into business together l WEF http://ow.ly/W6rnO

Price Equalization Does Not Imply Free Trade l St. Louis Fed http://bit.ly/1Zg1UKB

hank you as always for joining us on Saturday for HBCU Money™ Dozen. The 12 most important research and finance articles of the week.