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These summer days are so fleeting. I hope you've taken a moment to savor its simple pleasures. My favorites of summer revolve around food, of course! I enjoy dinners in the garden, and pushing back the leaves to find that first perfectly ripe and warm-from-the-sun strawberry. Here in the west, unfortunately summer also brings us wildfires. Lately we've been met with the added challenge of wildfire smoke and ash from the BC fires. Its been unsafe air quality and for our states' farmers and farmworkers that's meant taking extra precaution since staying indoors is not an option. I think we could all use a little bit of rain.

In my last letter to you, I talked about the some of the activity and results from our storytelling on farmer suicide. At the federal level, the STRESS Act was introduced into the House of Representatives and FARMERS FIRST was introduced into the Senate. The STRESS Act is now part of the 2018 Farm Bill. We need all hands-on deck – please contact your Representatives and Senators, ask them to support the STRESS ACT in the Farm Bill. It will provide live-saving assistance and fund mental health resources for our most important natural resource, our nation’s farmer and farmworkers.

And as always, reach out to us if you need help telling your story!  We would love to host your guest essay, or we can provide questions for a q&a. Or maybe you'd like to be a guest on our podcast or do an Instagram takeover! We'd love to hear from you.

Audra and Team FFP
Debbie, Greta, Kate, Lucia and Jo
 
Women's Work Documentary Film Update! 

We're excited to share that we have begun filming! We spent time with a 10th generation farmer, and she is the fourth generation in the farm being woman-led. We can't wait for you to see her story. In the mean time, we're still looking for those interesting legacies. Be sure to nominate yourself or others! 

#ThisIsWomensWork
The Female Farmer Project recently collaborated with Land O'Lakes to help highlight the hard working women within their dairy cooperative. We interviewed these amazing female farmers behind the scenes at the "She-I-O" music video shoot.
“I learned to give a cow an IV when I was 7 years old.” And now Candice is the dairy manager at her 900-cow farm. 
“The female voice in the ag industry is getting stronger.” Lori is the feed manager at her family’s dairy farm.
“I always knew I wanted to be in a profession where I could help people,” says Amanda, who helps her sisters deliver over 70,000 pounds of milk every day on their farm.
Our Podcast Guest
Eleni
 
Girls Can Be Farmers Too!: We first learned of Eleni, a chicken farmer in Central Washington State when she was 10-years old, now at 11 she is wise beyond her years. This episode will inspire young girls and the most seasoned of farmers!
NEW:    
Girls Can Be Farmers Too!

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