Farm Bill Update

The Senate passed the Agriculture Improvement Act (2018 Farm Bill) on a strong bipartisan vote, 86-11, prior to the Fourth…

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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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House Ag Committee Releases 2018 Farm Bill Draft

Last week, the House Agriculture Committee passed Chairman Mike Conaway’s (R-TX) draft farm bill along a party line vote. The…

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The Native American 10 Commandments

I am pretty sure that everyone knows of the Ten Commandments. If you have been to a Christian church more…

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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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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…

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5 Ways to Help the Practice of Fasting Become More Fruitful

On biblical reading, the fundamental vocation of human beings is to give God right praise. In this act of adoration,…

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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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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….

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