Faith Groups Add Voice to Debate on 2007 Farm Bill
Bread for the World-New Mexico Blog: 02-03-2007
"The working group will urge Congress to take the opportunity presented by the reauthorization of the Farm Bill to prioritize policies that reduce hunger and poverty in the United States and around the world. To this end we support the following principles in the 2007 farm bill.
"The 2007 Farm Bill should
"Increase investments that combat rural poverty and strengthen rural communities
"Strengthen and expand programs that reduce hunger and improve nutrition in the United States
"Strengthen and increase investment in policies that promote conservation and good stewardship of the land
"Provide transitions for farmers to alternative forms of support that are most equitable and do not distort trade in ways that fuel hunger and poverty
"Protect the health and safety of farmworkers
"Expand research related to alternative and renewable forms of energy
"Improve and expand international food aid in ways that encourage local food security
"Bread for the World
Church World Service
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
National Council of Churches
The Episcopal Church
Presbyterian Church (USA), Washington Office
United Church of Christ Justice and Witness Ministries
United Methodist Church General Board of Church and Society
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops"
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