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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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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Part II: Advancing Conservation Programs in the 2018 Farm Bill

[Editor’s note: This is Part II of a two-part posting on conservation programs.] When it comes to federal support for…

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Agriculturist Turned Pastoral Scholar Part IV

Where is the middle in agriculture that I desire? Is there a place where participants in a dilemma actually listen…

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FAQ: Does the Church Care About Animals? Part II

  As a voice for family farmers over many decades, Catholic Rural Life is asked by bishops and members of…

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World Water Day 2017

March 22, 2017 is World Water Day, an annual occurrence to raise awareness about water issues and tackle obstacles to…

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Praising God in Rural America

This is the first installment of Catholic in the Countryside, a monthly column from CRL looking at rural issues from a…

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Papal encyclical affirms “vocational” approach to agriculture

Here’s our press release on the eco-encyclical and its implications for agriculture: Pope Francis’ widely-anticipated teaching document on environmental concerns,…

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