Monthly Archives: February 2016

Women in Agriculture

According to the 2012 U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Census of Agriculture, women make up about 31 percent of U.S. farmers, but that figure by itself doesn’t tell the whole story. Women principal operators farmed 62.7 million acres in 2012, and … Continue reading

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American Farm Bureau’s #iAdvocate Photo Contest!

The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) is inviting farmers and ranchers to share their stories about advocating for agriculture as part AFBF’s recently-launched #iAdvocate campaign. To enter, message a photo of yourself advocating for agriculture to the Farm Bureau Promotion … Continue reading

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2016 is the International Year of Pulses

Eat your beans and peas! The United Nations has declared 2016 to be the International Year of Pulses (IYP)! This year-long celebration aims to heighten public awareness about the nutritional benefits of pulses and their role in sustainable food production. … Continue reading

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Healthy Eating Through Modern Ag

For many people, the New Year brings a stronger resolve to pay more attention to what we put in our grocery carts and order at restaurants, and modern ag helps give you those choices. From protein in pulses to fiber … Continue reading

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