Farm Policy

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August 7, 2007

When the Senate begins consideration of the Farm Bill this fall they need to do what the House of Representatives failed to do – enact meaningful reform of U.S. agricultural policy to make it more equitable for American farmers, communities in need, and people living in poverty around the...

August 7, 2007

The Episcopal Church and its faith partners in Washington support farm-bill reform that would: (1) Restructure U.S. commodity-payment programs to ensure that they help small and medium sized farmers who rely on the land to provide for their families; (2) Reduce trade-distorting subsidies that...

August 1, 2007

As Congress heads home for its traditional August Recess, below is an update on many of the legislative initiatives you care about and have taken action on during the past several months. Thank you for all of your hard work!

MAJOR POLICY INITIATIVE Farm Bill: The legislation governs many...

July 25, 2007

A LETTER TO THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

ON THE 2007 FARM BILL

FROM BISHOPS OF THE ANGLICAN COMMUNION IN AFRICA AND THE...

July 25, 2007

Please call your representative by NOON, Thursday, July 26 at 1-800-826-3688. Urge him/her to vote for the Fairness in Farm and Food Policy Amendment offered by Rep. Ron Kind and Rep. Jeff Flake. Tell him/her the House Agriculture Committee's version of the farm bill does little to change the...

July 18, 2007

The House of Representatives has reached a critical moment in debate over the 2007 farm bill, as the legislation moves from the Agriculture Committee to the floor. Calls for reform have not been taken seriously in the Committee, and it is likely that the bill considered on the floor will be a...

July 18, 2007

Already this year, you've heard a lot from us about the U.S. farm bill – the legislation that governs U.S. agricultural and food policy – and the need for reforms that will strengthen rural communities and fight hunger at home and abroad. The House Agriculture Committee is giving final...

July 16, 2007

The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House Washington, DC 20515

Dear Madam Speaker:

We write as leaders of Christian denominations and faith-based advocacy organizations working for a U.S. farm bill that strengthens rural communities at home and around the world. As the House...

June 17, 2007

The Honorable Collin Peterson Chairman Committee on Agriculture

U.S. House of Representatives Washington, District of Columbia 20515

Dear Chairman Peterson:

We write to you as representatives of US development, religious, and family-...

March 21, 2007

Where there is no vision, the people perish. Proverbs 28:18

In 2004 a diverse group of respected religious leaders and scientists joined together to make a bold statement to Congress:

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