Perhaps we should rename the Farm Bill the Food Bill. After all, this important piece of legislation covers more than just farms. This is where the government creates policies around nutrition programs, SNAP, and Meals on Wheels.
No matter what it is called, though, as disciples of a loving God, we are called upon to care for poor and vulnerable people and urge Congress to reform the Farm Bill so that it reduces hunger and poverty in the U.S. and around the world. We call for strengthening rural communities, supporting farmworkers, farmers and all who work in the food system, and caring for the land as God’s creation.
From Presbyterian Mission:
Given this historic moment and based on the Social Witness Policies of the PC(USA), we call on Presbyterians to advocate especially in these five areas:
A) Food security, rural support and sustainable regional food economies
B) Access to resources and land for people of color, immigrants and farmworkers, and beginner farmers
C) Land, environment, and climate stewardship
D) Food chain and farm workers, and at-risk farmers & producers
E) International food aid that strengthens food sovereignty
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