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The Farm Bill: Principles and Priorities

 

"It is a truly pressing duty to use the earth's resources in such a way that all may be free from hunger."
-- Pope Francis, World Day of Peace, January 1, 2014

WHAT'S NEW?

USCCB and National Catholic Partners Respond to Farm Bill Conference Committee Bill
January 29, 2014

Joint Letter to Senate Farm Bill Conference Committee
Bishop Stephen E. Blaire, Bishop Richard E. Pates, Fr. Larry Snyder, Dr. Carolyn Woo, Mr. James Ennis, and Ms. Sheila Gilbert, November 1, 2013


Joint Letter to House Farm Bill Conference Committee
Bishop Stephen E. Blaire, Bishop Richard E. Pates, Fr. Larry Snyder, Dr. Carolyn Woo, Mr. James Ennis, and Ms. Sheila Gilbert, November 1, 2013



Current Advocacy Position

The U.S. Bishops declared that "the primary goals of agricultural policies should be providing food for all people and reducing poverty among farmers and farmworkers in this country and abroad." (For I Was Hungry and You Gave Me Food: Catholic Reflections on Food, Farmers and Farmworkers).

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), the National Catholic Rural Life Conference (NCRLC), Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA), and Catholic Relief Services (CRS) have worked closely to support policies in the Farm Bill that support rural communities and family farms; strengthen and expand domestic anti-hunger programs; promote conservation and good stewardship of the land; ensure safe living and working conditions for farmworkers; promote fairness for farmers in developing countries; and provide food security aid efficiently and effectively to hungry people worldwide.

Legislative Documents, Letters, and Statements

Letter to House Urging Opposition to SNAP Cuts
Bishop Stephen E. Blaire, September 11, 2013

Letter to House Urging Protection of Food Stamps
Bishop Stephen E. Blaire, July, 10, 2013

Joint Letter to House of Representatives on the Farm Bill
Bishop Stephen Blaire, Bishop Richard Pates, Rev. Larry Snyder, Dr. Carolyn Woo, Mr. James Ennis, and Ms. Sheila Gilbert
June 17, 2013


Joint Letter to Senate Agriculture Committee on the Farm Bill
Bishop Stephen Blaire, Bishop Richard Pates, Rev. Larry Snyder, Dr. Carolyn Woo, Mr. James Ennis
May 9, 2013


Joint Letter to House Agriculture Committee on the Farm Bill
Bishop Stephen Blaire, Bishop Richard Pates, Rev. Larry Snyder, Dr. Carolyn Woo, Mr. James Ennis
May 9, 2013


House Committee on Agriculture Advances Farm Bill
July 12, 2012

Joint Letter to House Agriculture Committee on the Farm Bill
Bishop Stephen Blaire, Bishop Richard Pates, Dr. Carolyn Woo, Mr. James Ennis
July 10, 2012

Farm Bill Testimony Submitted for the House Committee on Agriculture's Record
USCCB, CRS, NCRLC
May 17, 2012

Letter to House Committee on Agriculture Concerning Cuts to Food Stamps
Bishop Stephen E. Blaire
April 16, 2012


Risk Management and Commodities in the 2012 Farm Bill: Testimony Submitted
for the Record to Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry

USCCB, CRS, NCRLC
March 14, 2012


Joint Letter to Senate on the Farm Bil
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Bishop Stephen E. Blaire, Bishop Richard E. Pates,
Rev. Larry Snyder, Dr. Carolyn Y. Woo, Mr. James F. Ennis
March 6, 2012

Primers, Backgrounders, and Educational Materials


Farm Bill Backgrounder
February 2013

Farm Bill Backgrounder
February 2012


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