Priorities for the 2018 Farm Bill

Catholic Charities USA, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Catholic Relief Services, Catholic Rural Life, and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul wrote to the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives urging members to maintain certain priorities for U.S. food and agriculture policy as they consider the 2018 Farm Bill. The letters state that American policies should provide for poor and hungry people here and abroad, offer effective support for those who grow our food, ensure fairness to family farmers and ranchers while building up rural communities, and promote good stewardship of the land. The full letters can be read here.

Advocacy & Social Policy Initiatives

CCUSA's Advocacy and Social Policy team advocates for policies that uphold human dignity and promote integral human development. Informed by the experience of local Catholic Charities agencies, the team urges policy makers to encounter the needy and vulnerable in their communities and to create policies which assist and support them.

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