Farm Bill Tuesday: Faith Groups Join Forces

Johncow_2The 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 Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, National Council of Churches, United Church of Christ Justice and Witness Ministries, Church World Service, the United Methodist Church General Board of Church and Society, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Oxfam America and Bread for the World, believes that 2007 represents a critical moment in U.S. agricultural policy.

The group meets weekly to develop a statement of legislative principles for farm bill reform and to share faith based perspectives on Farm Bill reform with key congressional decision-makers.

The RWG supports a farm bill that strengthens investment in communities in rural America; ensures all Americans an adequate and nutritious diet; provides better and more targeted support for U.S. farm families of modest means; and conserves the land for present and future generations.

[Read the full press release and related points on competition in the Farm Bill]