Women owned farms on the rise

May 6, 2013 12:42:43 AM PDT
The number of women farmers is quickly approaching a million.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says women account for nearly one-third of American farmers. And a new study, released this week, shows the number of women-owned farms has more than doubled in a 25-year span.

The number of women who are either primary or secondary operators of farms will soon reach one million.