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Women Farmers: One Million Strong

In the four years I’ve served as Deputy Secretary, I’ve talked with thousands of women in agriculture – from young women thinking about entering farming to older women who have been tilling the soil for decades.  Each of their stories is powerful on its own.  But taken together, they have been an inspiration to the […] Continue reading

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Newly Updated Food Availability Data Reflect the Changing American Diet

True or false? Since 1985, the amount of rice available for Americans to eat has nearly doubled, from 11.6 to 21.2 pounds per person in 2010. In 2010, pineapples were America’s favorite canned fruit, and tomatoes were our favorite canned vegetable. U.S. milk availability, which peaked at 44.7 gallons per person in 1945, was 20.1 […] Continue reading

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