Calif. Group Seeks To Interest Blacks In Farming

African American Farmers of California
African American Farmers of California

By GOSIA WOZNIACKA

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- As the sun rises on tilled soil on the outskirts of Fresno, Calif., Mori Vance bends to pick black eyed peas, then disappears among towering okra bushes. Vance, who is African-American, is harvesting her first crop with several other novice black farmers, all hoping to make it their life's work.