|Kim Young Woods|
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Kim Young Woods, a longtime leader in South Carolina journalism, has died. As publisher of the Yorkville Enquirer and The Clover Herald, she made history as the first female African-American publisher in the South Carolina Press Association's nearly 170-year history. Read more here.
Female journalists are frequently harassed online, and the trend is getting worse. Read more here.
It's increasingly rare to find newspapers that operate old-school printing presses, and rarer still to see female press operators. But one Arkansas newspaper has a pressroom staffed entirely by three women. Read more here.
A leading horse veterinarian suggests that there may be a shortage of equine vets soon, and has some ideas on how to keep that from happening. Read more here.
A recent story in The Washington Post takes readers inside a rural Pennsylvania McDonald's crew and how they came to be part of the "Great Resignation." Read more here.
Rural hospitals' emergency rooms are just as effective in treating patients as urban ERs, a study has found. Read more here.
A study has found that fewer than 8 percent of overdose survivors are given or prescribed drugs that can block overdose and help them fight addiction. Read more here.
Bloomberg Philanthropies has given seven states multimillion-dollar grants to fight the opioid epidemic. Read more here.
For the past few weeks, I’ve been meeting up with powerful women in Madison — from politicians to business owners, health care workers and aca…
There's still plenty of time toregister
for Rural Women Everywhere, a free virtual conference to be held Oct. 19-20 celebrating rural and Native American women and what they bring to their communities.
The programming will include roundtable conversations, breakout sessions spotlighting women's experiences and reflections, and a keynote address from Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, a Native American. According to the website, you'll also "hear from women journalists, organizers and activists, indigenous leaders, artists and poets, lawyers and professors, faith leaders, and young women, who are building bridges and crossing borders to connect us to one another and the places we call home."
The event is sponsored by the Rural Assembly, a Center for Rural Strategies program that produces the twice-yearly Rural Assembly Everywhere conference.
“Open for Business: A Nebraska Women in Agripreneurship Series” will feature Carrie Duffy, owner of Black Dirt Land Sales & Management, du…
|Job gains and losses from July 2019 to July 2021.|
Daily Yonder map; click the image to enlarge it or click here for the interactive version.
According to the latest federal employment numbers, "only three out of 10 counties in the country had as many jobs this July as in July 2019, before anyone had heard of Covid-19. Rural and urban America are about the same on this measure. Only 30.8% of urban counties and 28.1% of rural counties have as many jobs now as they did two years ago," Bill Bishopreports
for The Daily Yonder. "Things look better, however, when the employment figures from this July are compared to this time last year, after Covid-19 had hit. Only 18.5% of rural counties and just 2% of urban counties have fewer jobs this July than in July 2020."
It's time to start planning coverage of National Farm Safety & Health Week, coming up Sept. 19-25. The observance was formerly Farm Safety Week, but now includes health issues, and one of this year's sessions is about the overall health of farmers. This year's theme is "Farm Safety Yields Real Results."
Each day has a more specific theme:
Monday, Sept. 20: Tractor & Rural Roadway Safety
Tuesday, Sept. 21: Farmer Health
Wednesday, Sept. 22: Safety and Health for Youth in Agriculture
Thursday, Sept. 23: Agricultural Fertilizer and Chemical Safety
Friday, Sept. 24: Safety and Health for Women in Agriculture
The annual observance is organized by The National Center for Agricultural Safety. Click here for more information.
More than 20 Texas abortion providers filed suit against state officials Tuesday in response to a recently passed law with one of the nation's…
Change in birth rate by county. In 1996-2007, rates grew fastest in small cities and rural areas; in 2007-2019, they fell nearly everywhere. N…
Ed Litton speaks at a Southern Baptist Convention luncheon.(Washington Post photo by William DeShazer)
Revs. Ronnie Floyd and Dwight McKissic in 2014after Floyd was elected president of the SouthernBaptist Convention. (AP photo by Steve Ruark)
"Springtime at Grandpa & Grandma's Farm" and "Seed, Sun & Soil" are two "accurate" agricultural books recently unveiled by the South D…
The inspiring stories of women veterans returning home and healing the wounds of war through farming will be showcased on Veterans Day, Nov. 1…
MADISON, Wis. – The American Farm Bureau Federation honored 16 farm and ranch leaders, including Wisconsin’s own Katie Reichling, as graduates…
IOWA CITY — In a career field typically dominated by men, women in agriculture today are proving the professional line between genders has bec…
CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. — Women who own or manage farmland in Richland and surrounding counties are invited to participate in a free conservation…
National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson recently saluted the growing role of women in agriculture and their invaluable contributions to…