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Women Gaining Responsibility And Visibility In Agriculture

The USDA's Census of Agriculture provides a detailed look at the state and health of agriculture in the United States every five years. It also gives some insight into trends that are shaping and changing the industry.

One big reveal from the last Census in 2017 was the growing number of women involved in agriculture. They scored big gains in production as well as leadership roles.

The national numbers tell an interesting story. According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, the number of farms may be decreasing, but the overall number of agricultural producers rose from 3.18 milli...


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