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Tharlyn Fox Fights Alongside Black Farm Families | John Deere Helps Address Heirs' Property Rights
Due to discrimination less than five million acres of US farmland is now owned by Black farmers. Ensuring that Black landowners and their descendants hold onto their farmland has become Tharlyn Fox’s core focus as manager of the LEAP Coalition. LEAP, which stands for Legislation, Education, Advocacy and Production Systems, was formed in 2020 by John Deere, the National Black Growers Council (NBGC) and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF). LEAP’s primary purpose is to better the lives of Black farmers and their families by addressing heirs' property. "Heirs' property really is a very huge challenge," Fox said. Families "are in just such a quandary that they don’t know what to do. Many of them have paperwork … that they don't know what to do with. They’re afraid to go down to the county." "It affects all of us in a sense from a community standpoint," Fox said. "We want to make sure our neighbors are getting full benefit. When our neighbors are not completely whole it doesn’t make us completely whole." 0:00 - Tharlyn Fox & the LEAP Coalition 0:40 - What is Heirs' Property? 0:58 - The Heirs' Property Battle 1:38 - Fractional Ownership Challenges 2:08 - Leveraging the Full Value of Land for Generations to Come 2:37 - Advocates for Black Farmers #JohnDeere #LEAPCoalition #HeirsProperty #NationalBlackGrowersCouncil ✅ Subscribe for more John Deere videos: http://bit.ly/2Yo9Oad --- Follow Us --- TWITTER: https://twitter.com/johndeere FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/johndeereusca INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/johndeere/ LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/company/john-deere --- More from John Deere --- Find a Dealer: http://bit.ly/2l8PivS Visit our Website: https://www.deere.com
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