6 BREAKING THE STEREOTYPE Women Who Are Defying the Odds in Agriculture 12 WATER INFRASTRUCTURE Ag Industry Hopeful Congress Will Act 18 The Value of Diversity in Agriculture 22 RURAL CONNECTIVITY Federal Funding Promises Widespread Broadband Coverage 26 AGTOOLS Real-Time Data Tech Improves Bottom Line for Farmers

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DEPARTMENTS 4 President’s Notes 10 Director Profile 17 CA Government Affairs 25 Science & Technology 28 Legislator Profile 32 Agriculture & the Law 37 30

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39 Insurance Corner 40 Western Growers Connections 41 Contact Us 42 What’s Trending

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