Introduction

Kan Tam with her garden near Takeo, Cambodia, where MCC supports a variety of projects including fish ponds, a rice bank and reforestry.

Every five years Congress renews the farm bill, comprehensive legislation that sets most U.S. food and agricultural policies. 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.

The Gospel accounts are full of stories of miraculous feedings (Matthew 14:13-21), parables of feasts (Matthew 22:1-14) and sermons about social justice (Luke 6:17-49).

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).

It is our hope that those in Congress will make decisions that build justice and peace both for those who produce food and those who eat it, those who live in this country and those who live around the world.

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