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Hmong and Latino farmers gather to share tips

Hmong farmers from across the nation met in Fresno this week to discuss challenges facing small producers, and to share tips. The group is now reaching out to other minority …

The upwardly mobile barista

Three-quarters of Starbucks employees – and an equal share of American adults— don’t have a bachelor’s degree. The big problem for people isn’t starting college…it’s finishing. And some research indicates …

Women farmers connect through shared meals

The number of farms run by women in America has increased; women are listed as the principal operators of 14 percent of the nation’s farms. As the number of women …

A new crop of women farmers

Data garnered from the USDA’s Economic Research Service indicates that woman-operated farms more than doubled between 1982 and 2007. Approximately 14% of the nation’s farms are run by women, who …

Project documents work of women in agriculture

The recent uptick in female-owned and operated farms has led to a creative venture that is documenting their work on the land. Audra Mulkern’s The Female Farmer Project tells the …

North Carolina’s “food sisterhood”

The New York Times’ Kim Severson @kimseverson shares the story of North Carolina’s “food sisterhood.” Her piece vividly describes a unique and flourishing local food network that incorporates female chefs, …