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Addressing unequal pay for women in agriculture


Today is Equal Pay Day and American Farmland Trust is raising awareness about women in agriculture being paid less than their male counterparts.

Gabrielle Roesch–McNally, director of AFT’s Women for the Land Initiative, says recent data shows than farms principally operated by men are making 151 percent more profit than those operated by women.

“Regardless of how you cut the numbers, the trend is still the same: women are making less and that’s true even when we’re holding things constant in terms of type of operation and scale,” she says.

Addressing unequal pay for women in agriculture