A growing number of Hispanic immigrants are using their farming roots to go from field hand to farm owner all across America.
The highest rate of new farmers in the U.S. is Hispanics followed by Asians according to the Farmerworker Association. In Florida alone, seven percent of all agriculture-related businesses have Hispanics as the principal operator. Hispanic farmers are finding success in introducing different fruits and vegetables to the U.S. dinner table like red turnips and different chili peppers.
Many Hispanic-American families and immigrants have a strong connection to farming and the agricultural industry in general, making the transition from worker to owner easier. Whereas, the number of white farmers are declining with children not wanting to carry on with the family farming business. California, Florida, New Mexico, Texas and Puerto Rico have the highest numbers of Hispanic farmers.