Author Archives: Mary Peabody

USDA Census of Agriculture: Reading between the lines

After a very long wait the 2012 USDA Census of Agriculture data are starting to roll out. While the meatiest (pun intended) reports are not expected until May the preliminary data are attracting a lot of attention. And, regarding women farmers, … Continue reading

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It’s time to gather together…

Right now, before the change of seasons really settles in make plans to attend the upcoming 4th National Conference for Women in Sustainable Agriculture. Registration is open and if you hurry you can still make the early bird registration deadline. … Continue reading

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Mechanizing your farm–yes, no, maybe?

I surveyed our Facebook friends a few days ago about future blog topics and a trend started to develop pretty quickly. It seems several of you have either smaller land holdings or some land that needs to be reclaimed and … Continue reading

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