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Saturday was International Women’s Day, a worldwide celebration of the contributions women make to our global society. In decades and centuries past, these contributions often went unrecognized, and nowhere is this more true than in agriculture. Read More
During Black History month, I am reminded of the numerous black farmers and ranchers of the past, and at the same time am struck by the decreasing number of black producers who remain active in American agriculture. Read More
While Groundhog Day may have been overshadowed by Superbowl XLVIII – which resulted in an overwhelming win by Seattle over Denver – the news is in: Punxsutawny Phil saw his shadow early yesterday morning, predicting another six weeks of winter. Here are a few other things to look forward to this month: Read More
January 2014 saw an important milestone: after two years of effort, the House of Representatives approved a Farm Bill. The bill now rests with the Senate, which is expected to vote in early February. Offsetting that good news for the agriculture industry were severe weather challenges: a polar vortex crippled large portions of the country, impacting agricultural production, and a drought in California, called by some the worst in 500 years, has forced both farmers and ranchers to modify their operations and California’s governor to declare a state of emergency. Read More
Women have been integral to smoothly running farming operations since farming began, though their efforts were traditionally less visible than their male counterparts. Today, an increasing number of women are stepping to the forefront, owning their operations and taking part in all aspects of farm management including operations, fieldwork and marketing. Read More