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Women in Ag

From historic homesteaders to contemporary cattle ranchers, women have been the cornerstone of America’s agriculture heritage. The 2012 Census of Agriculture notes that nearly 1 million women are working America’s lands. That is nearly a third of our nation’s farmers. Together, these women are generating $12.9 billion in annual agricultural sales.

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Women in Ag From historic homesteaders to contemporary cattle ranchers women have

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U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue meets with Minister Christian Schmidt, German Minister of Food & Agriculture at the USDA headquarters in Washington, D.C., May 23, 2017. USDA photo by Preston Keres
US Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue meets with Minister Christian Schmidt
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USDA Awards Loans to Build and Expand Rural Electric Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, May 25, 2017 – Acting Deputy Undersecretary for Rural Development Roger Glendenning today announced that USDA is providing more than a quarter billion dollars in loans for rural electric infrastructure improvements.

“These loans will help improve the delivery of reliable electricity, and will help ensure that...
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USDA Awards Loans to Build and Expand Rural Electric Infrastructure

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The USDA Food and Nutrition Service is excited to announce the Verification Response Rate Challenge for school meals! We are asking school food authority and State agency staff to share success stories and innovative ideas on increasing household response rates in the annual verification process for school meals.

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Every year, SFAs process about 5 million free and reduced-price meal...
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The USDA Food and Nutrition Service is excited to announce the Verification

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Is that snow?

May 19 Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue visited U.S. Forest Service - Black Hills National Forest in South Dakota.
Is that snow May 19 Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue visited US Forest
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In this #Fridaysonthefarm feature, travel to northern Oklahoma, where farmers like Gary Hula are adopting conservation practices that save money, build resiliency, and reduce excess fertilizer getting into streams.

Follow USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service’s #Fridaysonthefarm interactive stories each Friday! Visit local farms, ranches, forests and resource areas where NRCS and...
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In this Fridaysonthefarm feature travel to northern Oklahoma where farmers like Gary

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2017 Census of Agriculture Countdown Series: Get to Know Your State Statistician

Hello! My name is Dave DeWalt, state statistician for the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service Arizona Field Office. More than half of my 30-year career has been spent in the Arizona Field Office with time also served in Idaho, Washington, D.C. and California.

This is my fourth position with NASS...
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2017 Census of Agriculture Countdown Series: Get to Know Your State Statistician
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Gypsy Moths Want to Devour Your Favorite Destinations

Memorial Day Weekend means hitting the road for many of us – vacations, camping, or even moving to a new home. But watch out for an invasive pest that also enjoys new destinations—the destructive gypsy moth. Gypsy moth caterpillars can defoliate, weaken and kill more than 300 different species of trees and shrubs. Since 1970, more than 83...
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Gypsy Moths Want to Devour Your Favorite Destinations
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In your opinion, what's the easiest crop to harvest?
In your opinion what's the easiest crop to harvest
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Farm fantasy versus reality
What's the hardest part of running a farm?
Farm fantasy versus reality
Whats the hardest part of running a farm
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In Conversation with #WomeninAg: Sarah Jovan

Every month, USDA shares the story of a woman in agriculture who is leading the industry and helping other women succeed along the way. This month, we are proud to share the story of Sarah Jovan, a Research Ecologist with the US Forest Service in Portland, Oregon. Sarah, along with her colleague Geoffrey H Donovan, is a 2017 Finalist for the...
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In Conversation with WomeninAg: Sarah Jovan
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High school can be a challenging time for teens. Much as they do today, young men and women throughout the 20th century wrestled with identity, education, and social status during their teenage years. For young women in the 20th century, changes in the way people thought about gender and equality gr...
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Coming of age: Young women and the FFA

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U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue meets with U.S. Trade Representative Robert E. Lighthizer at the USDA headquarters in Washington, D.C., May 23.

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US Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue meets with US Trade Representative
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Do you have any gardening tips?
Do you have any gardening tips
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Salads don't have to be dull. Experts say they can be exciting and you can grow many of the ingredients yourself. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Kayla Johnson and Laura Walter with USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service. Comedian, John Pinette.

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Salads dont have to be dull Experts say they can be exciting
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Farm Service Agency Tree Assistance Program Provides Aid to Florida Citrus Growers Combatting Greening
Farm Service Agency Tree Assistance Program Provides Aid to Florida Citrus Growers

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The new Agriculture Secretary recently revealed plans to reorganize the structure of mission areas within USDA. That includes the creation of new Under Secretary position to handle Trade and Foreign Ag Affairs. Rod Bain looks at the proposed reorganization and what this may mean for the Agriculture Department, its customers, and our nation's taxpayers and consumers, in this edition of...
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The new Agriculture Secretary recently revealed plans to reorganize the structure of
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Secretary Perdue Statement on Administration’s Intent to Renegotiate NAFTA

(Washington, D.C., May 18, 2017) – Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue issued the following statement today after U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer notified Congress that President Trump intends to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA):

"While NAFTA has been an overall positive...
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ICYMI Secretary Perdue Statement on Administrations Intent to Renegotiate NAFTA
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