Our Yard Farm

I fancy myself a country boy – from a small Arizona town where I grew up surrounded by (very small…

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Support for Disaster Flood Assistance

Record floods last month in Iowa, Nebraska, and Missouri have caused severe damage to croplands, ranches, and communities. There are…

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“The New Evangelization and Celebration of Rogation and Ember Days”

In November 2018, Catholic Rural Life (CRL) celebrated its 95th anniversary. CRL, originally called the National Catholic Rural Life Conference…

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The New Farm Bill

On December 20, 2018, President Trump signed into law the 2018 Agriculture Improvement Act, commonly referred to as the farm…

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Relationship Between Faith and Food

[Editors Note: The following article was originally published by Iowa State Daily and shared with their permission. It can also…

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A Farmer’s Nature

Life on a rural farm is a natural place to experience and nurture a vibrant Catholic culture. This culture begins…

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A Mid-Winter’s Reflection

[Editor’s Note: On January 24, 2019 the Wethersfield Institute is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the death of its benefactor,…

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The Signed 2018 Farm Bill

President Trump signed the 2018 Farm Bill last month. Like many bills that go through conference committees, there were several…

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Expired Farm Bill – Impacts and Advocacy

On October 1, 2018 the current 2014 Farm Bill expired after passing the September 30, 2018 deadline with no new…

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Everyone Can Participate in Stewardship

[Editors Note: The following excerpt has been adapted from the Fall 2011 edition of the “Catholic Rural Life” magazine.] Not everyone…

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