Hello APIO August 2017

ISSUE NUMBER 15 • August 2017

Hello APIO

Asian Farmers


Did you know that the number of Asian farmers in the U.S. was 22,140 in 2012? That was a 21% increase since 2007.

Nationally, Asian farmers make up less than 1% of the country's 3.2 million farmers in 2012. Sixty-four percent lived in four states: California, Hawaii. Florida, and Texas.

To read more from the 2012 Census of Agriculture highlights, click here

Additional reads:

Additional Readings

The New York Times has several in-depth articles about Asian Americans. Click here to view list.

Some recent articles:



NCRACC Updates

  • The National Civil Rights Advisory Committee to the Chief has two vacancies: Hispanic Male and Black Female. A bulletin will come out in September seeking applications. If you know good candidates, please let them know.
  • A resource library is for AAPI materials is being compiled on the NCRACC USDA Connect page. If you know of some materials to share, please send it to Brenda Ling. If you want to be part of the NCRACC USDA Connect community, contact Brenda Ling. Currently, the members include NCRACC members and state CRAC chairs.