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2026 declared as ‘International Year of the Woman Farmer’

By Elizabeth Bobenhausen Poultry Times staff ebobenhausen@poultrytimes.com

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GAINESVILLE, Ga. — U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield, and USDA Deputy Secretary Xochitl Torres Small were in attendance as the UN announced that 2026 will be the “International Year of the Woman Farmer.”

The USDA led efforts to acknowledge the importance of women in farming. The resolution had more than 100 co-sponsors. The agency stated that women are accountable for approximately 50 percent of the world's food production. In some countries women manufacture between 60 and 80 percent of the food.

“The worldwide observance will call attention to the vital role that. . .

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