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Women’s History Month: Highlights from USDA’s #womeninag Series

By Olga Zvinyatskovskaya - Thursday, April 2, 2015

In honor of Women’s History Month in March, the USDA blog featured a series devoted to four notable women in agriculture. Here are some highlights of what they had to say: Read More »

Black Farmers: Historical Trends and Contemporary Challenges

By Rodney Patterson - Tuesday, February 25, 2014

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 »

Empowering Female Farmer Veterans

By Tia Christopher, Farmer Veteran Coalition - Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Earlier this week, Farm Credit announced a $250,000 commitment to the Farmer Veteran Coalition (FVC) to launch a nationwide Homegrown By Heroes program to boost the marketing efforts of U.S. farmer veterans’ agricultural products. Today, more than 100 female veterans will gather in Louisville, Ky., to learn about the business of farming and how they can begin to achieve their entrepreneurial goals at the Empowering Women Veterans Conference. Read More »

Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month

By Karen Macdonald - Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Of America’s nearly 320 million people, 53 million – or 17 percent -- are Hispanic, representing our nation’s largest ethnic or racial minority. Initially established in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week, National Hispanic Heritage Month is an annual opportunity to celebrate “the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.” Read More »