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DeLauro Calls for Equality for Women Farmers

An important bill, brought to our attention by our friend Katherine W.

Washington, DC— Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) today introduced the Equality for Women Farmers Act. She was joined by Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (CA-14), an original co-sponsor of the bill, and by six women farmers who shared their stories of discrimination by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) simply because of their gender.

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This is good news. I hope the cause gains the proper amount of support, because it is simply time to move on. The farming structure has historically been used for discrimination on a massive level, and it is a sign of a backwards country with a backwards system. Why is it that farmers, who engage in the rules of economics by definition while also engaging in manual labor, administration, etc. cannot get a fair shake? The USDA has a history of this sort of thing, but it never seizes to amaze me how deep this institutional corruption and prejudice runs.
I sincerely hope this legislation gains traction and can be signed by the President.

-bill hartman

Posted by william hartman on February 17, 2011 at 06:37 AM CST #

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