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News We've Heard...

Here are some other recent stories in the news that caught our attention:

11-30-21 -- $2 million dedicated to increase women's incomes through beekeeping in Ghana

11-27-21 -- Study looks at changing role of women in farming

11-25-21 -- This Durham, NC-based, female-owned biotech startup has raised $3 million in seed funding

11-24-21 -- Women in agriculture are on the rise

 

11-24-21 -- USDA invests $32 million to help the meat and poultry sector recover from the pandemic


11-22-21 -- Incofin backs 100 percent woman-owned Peruvian hot pepper trader exportables

11-22-21 -- Gender equity and climate change are intertwined

 

11-18-21 -- 'It's time to get more women in ag on boards'

 

11-17-21 -- Women managers are better for the planet, says study

 

11-15-21 --The smart climate money is on women.

 

11-14-21 -- How connecting with ag tech start-ups can shape the future of agriculture

11-13-21 -- Food and agriculture takeaways from the COP26 Climate Conference

11-10-21 -- Meat industry groups promise to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2030

11-5-21 -- Global food prices have surged 30 percent in the last year

11-5-21 -- Women are changing the rules of Australian agriculture

 

11-5-21 -- Corteva Agriscience recognized with two Crop Science awards

 

10-26-21  -- Scoular Releases First Annual Sustainability Report

10-21-21 -- Cargill names first chief diversity, equity, inclusion officer

10-19-21 -- No longer a 'Farmer's Wife': Women make up more than 30 percent of agricultural owners

 

10-19-21 -- First woman tapped to lead South Carolina Ports

10-15-21-- The USDA has made its first capital commitment to cellular meat.

10-14-21 -- Q&A: Julie Borlaug

 

October 2021 -- Fortune's Most Powerful Women (hint: LOL Pres & CEO Beth Ford made the list!)

10-13-21 -- USDA Clashes With Europe’s Environmental Protection Plans

10-11-21 -- ADM named to Fortune list for its protein innovations

10-10-21 -- Venture fund aims to unleash the power of female capital in the agri-tech space

10-7-21 -- Facing criticism for dropping 89 organic dairy farms, Danone says it remains committed to family farms

10-7-21 -- American's spending on food plunged during pandemic

10-7-21 -- What Is Cold Plasma and How Can It Be Used in Agriculture?

10-6-21 -- She started planting seeds at age 3. Now, this 6-year-old is the youngest certified farmer in Georgia.

10-1-21 -- Canada looking to double number of female entrepreneurs by 2025

9-29-21 -- Japan and Korea set tone for U.S. beef exports

9-23-21 -- Fairness for Farmers' campaign targets market power of big companies

9-22-21 -- USDA Deputy Secretary encourages women to get involved 

9-22-21 -- Supply chain issues continue to disrupt agriculture

9-16-21 -- Call for action to raise gender diversity in agriculture to 50 percent

9-27-21 -- NIFA Invests $30M to Help Boost Organic Farming and Ranching

9-14-21 -- DEI Training, Leadership Development Help Food Companies Tackle Workforce Challenges

9-11-21 -- Sadie Marks has been named the new manager of global programs at the US Grains Council (USGC).

9-9-21 -- USDA announces $446 million to fund ag business renewable projects.

9-7-21 --  Diversity, equity and inclusion report from Ingredion sets four goals

9-3-21 -- Highest farm income in eight years, but one-third comes from government

 

8-31-21 -- Hurricane Ida damages grain terminals, disrupts exports

 

8-31-21 -- ADM announces industry’s first net carbon neutral milling operations 

8-26-21 -- Five consumer behaviors reshaping food innovations

8-24-21 -- Meet the black women driving new ag policy

8-20-21 --  EPA bans use of chlorpyrifos on food crops 

8-19-21 -- Ag leaders lean in to gender equity

8-18-21 -- Indiana Women in Ag Honored

8-17-21 -- How Can Empowering Women & Girls Help End World Hunger?

8-10-21 -- Women play important role in Idaho agriculture

 

8-9-21-- Our burning planet: women in rural agriculture stricken by climate change effects

8-8-21 -- Women should be given more space on corporate rungs

August 2021 -- Why I think the future of food will be led by women

8-2-21 -- S2G ventures research reveals structural changes shaping today's food system revolution

7-21-21 -- Corteva Agriscience among first to leverage agile mobile robots to walk row crops

7-22-21 -- Breaking glass ceilings in Ontario agriculture

7-22-21 -- The dirt road that led to Tokyo - dairy farmer heads to the Olympics

7-20-21 -- Two from area [Minnesota] named finalists for Woman Farmer of the Year

7-20-21 -- Very few farmers are millennials. Of those, the vast majority are white. 

7-20-21 -- Women looking to turn the tables on stereotypes in ag industry

7-19-21 -- Ag organizations launch protein pact

 

7-18-21 -- ‘Despite efforts to reduce bias, gender-based barriers persist’ in agri-food tech

7-14-21 -- A cattle rancher built a business selling grass-fed beef in-person. When COVID hit, she had to figure out how to sell online.

 

7-12-21 -- USDA announces $500 million for expanded meat, poultry processing capacity

7-10-21 -- Corteva Agriscience empowers women farmers

7-9-21 -- Women in AgTech: Ellie Symes. Software founder helps almond growers monitor hive strength

7-9-21 -- Former Berks extension agent is the first woman named to the national hall of fame

7-8-21 -- USDA adds 101 counties to drought disaster list

7-3-21 -- What if everyone’s nutrition was personalised?

7-2-21 Cattle are competing against grasshoppers for food in the West's historic drought. The bugs are winning.

 

6-30-21 -- The USDA says 36% of U.S. farmers are women -- here are a few from Hudson Valley.

6-24-21 -- Kansas Agri-Women names new officers

 

6-23-21 -- Diversity, equity and inclusion are the driving forces behind business successes

6-21-21 -- Mounting evidence that container crunch will persist until 2022

6-19-21 -- Biotipac wins Women of AgriFood Nation 2021 competition

6-17-21 -- Tech grant of $1.75 million will support 50,000 smallholder women and youth farmers

6-16-21 -- Saskatchewan leaders look to the future of agriculture

 

6-15-21 -- Women in aquaculture: Mia Moseng

6-14-21 -- Cargill invests $6 million to support diverse students

 

6-10-21-- Women in Agtech: scientist-turned-entrepreneur uses pheromones to tackle global food crisis 

 

6-7-21 -- Seeding and fashion shoots: Farming sisters combine passions during hectic season

6-4-21 -- Ag Faces in the Crowd

6-2-21 -- Meet the first female shot-caller on a fifth generation Wisconsin dairy farm

6-1-21 -- Data shows pandemic restrictions still hurting smallholder suppliers
 

5-31-21 -- The number of women engaged in agriculture is on the rise.

5-27-21 -- Coffee women and their life stories

 

5-26-21 -- Three food companies listed in DiversityInc’s Top 50 for 2021

 

5-25-21 -- Jewell Bronaugh has been named deputy secretary of agriculture at the USDA.

 

5-25-21 -- National Geographic article raises awareness about bee conservation and champions female beekeepers

5-25-21 NAMA leader offers advice to women in milling industry

5-19-21 -- Food and ag coalition names Sonya McCullum Roberts of Cargill as co-chair

 

5-18-21 Woman entrepreneur turning West Africa's food into its "new gold"

 

5-13-21 -- Woman pioneer in aquaculture research named 2021 World Food Prize Laureate

5-13-21 -- Betty Kayton named CEO for TeleSense, an IoT technology innovator working to provide solutions to improve food safety and grain storage.

5-11-21 -- Women in aquaculture -- Tanya Hoel

 

5-9-21 -- Former WIA student scholarship recipient named 2021 Best & Brightest MBAs

 

4-28-21 -- California's undersecretary of food and ag  -- Jenny Lester Moffitt -- has been nominated as undersecretary for marketing and regulatory programs at the USDA.

 

4-27-21 -- 15 Food Manufacturers Make Forbes List of America’s Top Employers for Diversity 2021

4-23-21 -- How PepsiCo is Helping Female Founders Find Funding in Food & Beverage

4-21-21-- Madonna Benjamin is revolutionizing the livestock industry

4-21-21-- Helene Ziv-Douki named president for Cargill Aqua Nutrition

4-21-21-- Woolworths appoints Anna Speer as MD of its new Greenstock red meat business

4-20-21 From farms to incubators: how accelerators act as a springboard for women in agtech

 

4-19-21 What happens when women run the economy? We're about to find out.

4-16-21 Soil health and pasture management make all the difference on Jeannie Franceus' South Dakota ranch.

4-15-21 - Cristina Hastings Newsome as head of sustainability for Westchester Group

4-15-21 - Two women have created a platform that makes innovations accessible to countries around the world

4-1-21 - JoAnn Brouillette of Demeter LP will serve as chairman of NGFA: others named as well 

3-29-21 - Hungry for diversity: Female startup founders take on the challenges of growing a food business

March 2021 - Hatch launches the world's first women in aquaculture innovation studio

 

3-16-21 - Jamie Miller will become Cargill's first female CFO

3-5-21 - Cargill promotes the role of Mexican women in agriculture

March 2021 - 25 Inspiring Women Reshaping the Food System

March 2021 - Women who are making history (hint: CRISPR developer is noted here)

 

2-24-21 - Tom Vilsack confirmed as ag secretary

2-21-21 - New £100k training scheme for women in aquaculture and rural sectors

Feb 2021 - 15 Leading Women at the Intersection of Food and Technology

1-26-21- Nominations are now being accepted for the WIA Demeter Award of Excellence

1-19-21- Dr. Jewel Bronaugh, the former Virginia State University (VSU) Dean of the College of Agriculture, has been nominated to serve as USDA Deputy Secretary of Agriculture.

1-7-21 - Norma Ritz Johnson has been named the new executive director for the U.S. Sorghum Checkoff.

12-23-20 - Carrie Castille, PhD, has been named as the new director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture in the U.S. She is the first female to serve as NIFA director in a non-acting capacity.

11-20-20 - Highlighting the women in agtech (NOTE: This article talks of Amy Wu, who was a 2020 WIA Demeter Award recipient.) and see also the walk-through of the gallery display at the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas, Calif., that highlights these women

11-17-20 - FEAP elects first female president

 

11-9-20 - Women dominate list of potential nominees for agriculture secretary

11-6-20 The Federation of European Aquaculture Producers has elected its first female president

 

10-27-20 - Land O'Lakes CEO Beth Ford talks food supply during the pandemic

 

10-13-20 - Exhibition honors women who use agtech to solve sector challenges.

10-13-20 - New report finds women underrepresented in meat sector.

 

10-7-20 - Nobel prize in chemistry goes to two women scientists.