In the West, women farmers carry economic clout

From the Capital Press

The percentage of Pacific Northwest and California farmers who are women easily tops the national average, according to statistics released by the USDA.

Nationally, 31 percent of farmers are women, and they farm more than 301 million acres and have a $12.9 billion annual economic impact, according to USDA.

In Oregon, 39 percent of farmers are women; 37 percent in Washington and 33 percent in Idaho and California. Read the rest of the story here.