Conservation Programs: Maintaining the Integrity of Creation
Editor’s note: This is Part I of a two-part posting on conservation programs. One of the goals for a “common…
Farm Safety Net: Crop Insurance Reforms
As outlined the previous blog in this series, the overarching goals for federal agricultural policies that advance opportunities and create…
Farm Safety Net: Time to Reform Commodity Programs
What should the priorities be in the next Farm Bill? The overarching goals should be to advance opportunities and create…
The New Federal Budget: Impacts on American Agriculture
After months of negotiations, the House and Senate have finally reached a two-year budget deal to keep the government running….
A Common Good Farm Bill
Protecting the Integrity of People, Communities & the Land in U.S. Farm Policy Farmers and rural communities are in a…
Progress on the 2018 Farm Bill
For people of faith, farming holds an elevated vocation in a nation’s economy, precisely because food production is necessary for…
Principles for a Fairer Farm Bill
Catholic Rural Life is collaborating with a broad-based coalition of 210 farm, rural, worker and consumer advocacy organizations to address…
What Do Rural People Think?
What do rural people think? This question presses upon the minds of policymakers—or at least should—when it’s time to craft…
Has Rural America Become the New “Inner City”?
An analysis by reporters of the Wall Street Journal shows that since the 1990s, “sparsely populated counties have replaced large…