Posts Categorized: Farm Bill

A Mid East Peace for the Mid West

Huh? Yep. Reducing farm subsidies is a complicated process and the Wall Street Journal gets it right when they compare it to brokering peace in the Arab-Israeli conflict. We need more brave souls to join those in Congress who are…

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Farm Bill Tuesday Goes to the Movies

As I type I am watching one of my favorite movies of all time, The Milagro Beanfield War. This tale of a local farmer who diverts water to irrigate his beanfield gains support of the townspeople because they resent the…

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Farm Bill Tuesday: “Shout Out Loud”

Got five minutes and change? Watch this video from OxFam, enjoy some fine Amos Lee music, and learn some important stats about the U.S. commodity subsidy program. Then join us in reforming the farm bill and “Shout Out Loud”.

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Farm Bill Tuesday: Faith Groups Join Forces

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is working with faith communities and congregations across the country to call on Congress to reform the Farm Bill. The Religious Working Group on the Farm Bill (RWG), in which PC(USA) joins the Episcopal Church, the…

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Farm Bill Tuesday: $42 a Week, $3/Meal

posted by Fritz Gutwein That’s what the Gov. of Oregon is doing. He and his wife are going to spend a week, this week, eating on $42, or $3 per meal, per person. That is the amount a person and…

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Farm Bill 2007—Title I: Reform Begins Here

posted by Fritz Gutwein In 2007, the U.S. Congress is expected to reauthorize the farm bill. This piece of legislation is about farms and farmers, but its scope is even broader. The Farm Bill touches everyone in this country (and…

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A better farm bill

“If you eat, you can’t afford to yawn!” “Oh yeah?” (Yawn…) Just give me a chance here. It was a rain-drenched Friday afternoon, and people gathered at Bellarmine University in Louisville to learn everything they could about the Farm Bill….

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