Is it possible to restore the economic health of rural America?

from Catholic Rural Life – October 18, 2017

Catholic Rural Life (CRL) joined with a coalition of 210 farm, rural, worker and consumer advocacy organizations to send a message to Congress: we need a fairer Farm Bill. In a three-page letter, CRL stated a set of principles for a fair and just farm bill, notably addressing the lack of competition in the “food chain” from farms and ranches to our dinner plates. There’s a lot to unpack, so this week CRL provide a commentary on the set of principles.

“The letter calls on Congress to ensure the 2018 Farm Bill addresses the ‘negative trends in agricultural market control and anti-competitive business structures if we are to have any hope of restoring the economic health of rural America.'”

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