The Spring/Summer Washington Memo focuses on the upcoming U.S. farm bill. Every five years Congress renews the farm bill, comprehensive legislation that sets most U.S. food and agricultural policies including SNAP (formerly food stamps). The farm bill is also the primary legislation that determines the country’s international policies on agriculture and food, including trade, farm subsidies and international food aid.
This edition of the Memo includes articles on food and farm policy, stories from farmers, worship materials, principles for a faithful farm bill and facts about the role of U.S. policy in combating hunger both domestically and around the world.
Mennonite Central Committee seeks to bring the voices of our partners around the world into food policy discussions and speaks from the conviction that God has called us to be stewards of the earth (Genesis 1:26) and a blessing to our neighbors (Jeremiah 29:5-7).
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