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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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CRL’s Frequently Asked Questions

Why Does the Church Get Involved in Agricultural Issues? Sometimes, when CRL weighs in on a farm matter or when…

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Dairy farmers once again face low milk prices, loss of farms

America has lost over half its dairy farmers in the past sixteen years while farm-gate prices for dairy farmers have…

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Farm income falls: What does it mean?

As farmers prepare for the harvest season, we are reading reports that farm sector profitability is expected to weaken in…

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