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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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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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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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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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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Farming Opportunities for Veterans

Veterans Day, observed annually on November 11, honors all the military men and women who have served our country. There are…

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Agriculturist Turned Pastoral Scholar Part I

While I love listening to stories, I have just never developed the knack for telling them. The stories I told…

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Dignity of Farmworkers: Response to Washington Post

In our recent blog postings, FAQ: Does the Church Care About Animals?, we began with the Church’s perspective on the care…

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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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The State of the Female Farmer: A Closer Look at Women in Agriculutre

  This article is from our Fall 2015 magazine, “Rural Women: The Feminine Genius in the Countryside.” To order your copy, visit…

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