WASHINGTON [3.30.22]—Last night, during Women’s History Month, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a bipartisan measure from U.S. Senators Tina Smith (D-Minn.) and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa)—both members of the Senate Agriculture Committee—designating March 24, 2022 as “National Women in Agriculture Day” to honor “the countless women who help agriculture prosper both at home and abroad.” Every single female senator joined Ernst and Smith on their resolution.
“Agriculture is the backbone of Minnesota’s diverse economy,” said Senator Tina Smith. “Women have always played an essential role in this sector, and I’m proud we have passed this bipartisan effort to set aside a day during Women’s History Month and National Agriculture Week where we step back and recognize the women who have been central to our agricultural achievements and success.”
“Women have always played leading roles in American agriculture, from farming and research to agricultural education and agribusiness,” said Senator Joni Ernst. “During Women’s History Month, as we recognize women who were pioneers in their respective fields, I’m so pleased we will officially recognize National Women in Agriculture Day to honor the legacy and continued irreplaceable contributions of women to agriculture for our state and our country.”
Click HERE to view the text of the senators’ bipartisan resolution.