Farm Bill Update

The Senate passed the Agriculture Improvement Act (2018 Farm Bill) on a strong bipartisan vote, 86-11, prior to the Fourth…

July 17, 2018

The Beauty of Rural Life

On June 24, the Diocese of Fargo will hold its first annual Rural Life Celebration on the Schmitz farm near…

June 19, 2018

Next Steps for the Farm Bill

Last week (June 14), the Senate Agriculture Committee voted 20–1 to pass its version of the next farm bill –…

June 19, 2018

Agricultural Policy Update

The month of June promises to be an interesting one on a number of policy fronts. Here is a quick…

June 5, 2018

House of Representatives to Vote on Farm Bill

This week the U.S. House of Representatives is poised to consider and vote on H.R. 2, Agriculture and Nutrition Act…

May 15, 2018

Celebrating the Feast of St. Isidore

On May 15, we celebrated the Feast of St. Isidore the Farmer. In February 1947, St. Isidore was constituted as the…

May 15, 2018

Update on Farm Bill: Call for Improvements to House Bill

The Farm Bill is a comprehensive legislative package that governs all aspects of the American food and agriculture system: commodity…

May 4, 2018

Sts. Isidore and Maria Relics

The intercession of Sts. Isidore and Maria is no small blessing! Many have prayed and experienced real help through their…

April 30, 2018

House Ag Committee Releases 2018 Farm Bill Draft

Last week, the House Agriculture Committee passed Chairman Mike Conaway’s (R-TX) draft farm bill along a party line vote. The…

April 24, 2018

Musings on Migration

  Six months ago, my husband and I and our children moved from Southwest Florida to Minnesota. It was the…

April 23, 2018