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H.Res. 1001: Expressing support for the designation of March 24, 2022, as “National Women in Agriculture Day”.


The text of the resolution below is as of Mar 24, 2022 (Introduced).


IV

117th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. RES. 1001

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 24, 2022

(for herself, Mrs. Cammack, Mr. Bishop of Georgia, Mr. Lawson of Florida, Mr. Panetta, Mr. Balderson, Mr. Costa, Mrs. Bustos, Ms. Brown of Ohio, Mrs. Hartzler, Mr. Khanna, Ms. Plaskett, Mr. Rodney Davis of Illinois, Mrs. Hayes, Mr. Feenstra, and Mrs. Axne) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Agriculture

RESOLUTION

Expressing support for the designation of March 24, 2022, as National Women in Agriculture Day.

Whereas the United States proudly recognizes agriculture as one of the most impactful industries of the United States, and acknowledges the countless women who help agriculture prosper both at home and abroad;

Whereas there are more than 1,200,000 female agricultural producers in the United States, making up more than a third of the agricultural producers in the United States;

Whereas, in 2017, farms operated by women in the United States sold $148,000,000,000 in agricultural products, accounting for 38 percent of the total agriculture sales in the United States for that year;

Whereas, in addition to leading farming operations, women working in agriculture make a difference across the United States in various commodity and industry fields, such as research and development, manufacturing, sales and distribution, agricultural education, agribusiness and advocacy, which extends benefits to individuals across the globe through the international trade of the United States;

Whereas the United States recognizes that women are vital in fostering the next generation of the agricultural workforce by promoting STEM and agricultural education and entrepreneurial and community initiatives and by serving as mentors for 4–H, FFA, the Cooperative Extension System, and numerous postsecondary agricultural science educator programs;

Whereas March is National Women’s History Month; and

Whereas female professionals, instructors, and leaders in the agricultural field should be celebrated for their efforts during National Ag Week, which takes place between March 21 and March 25, 2022: Now, therefore, be it

That the House of Representatives—

(1)

expresses support for the designation of National Women in Agriculture Day;

(2)

recognizes the important role of women in agriculture as producers, educators, leaders, mentors, and more; and

(3)

encourages all citizens to—

(A)

recognize women working in agriculture; and

(B)

praise the significant positive impact those women have on the food resources and the agricultural workforce of the United States by encouraging and empowering women to—

(i)

enter the agricultural field, which is a high-demand field of work;

(ii)

cultivate opportunities to lead; and

(iii)

feed a hungry world.