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…

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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 –…

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Agricultural Policy Update

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

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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…

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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…

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Musings on Migration

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

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The Return of the Rural Family

“The rural family needs to regain its rightful place at the heart of the social order.” Why? I’ve been pondering…

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Trust

As a young man, the Lord called me to serve him with my life. As I sorted through what that…

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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…

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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…

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