- Dec 14, 2019
A documentary about a farm incorporates elements of ‘Laudato Si’.
Farmers rarely have an easy year, let alone an easy life. But 2019 has so far been one for the record books.
The farm bill that passed both houses of Congress by wide margins has been praised by Catholic groups.
With House passage of a new five-year farm bill in the rearview mirror and passage of a Senate version looming straight ahead, it’s going to take a House-Senate conference committee to reconcile what is turning out to be considerably different versions of the farm bill.
The 2018 farm bill was defeated on the floor of the House May 18. It could back for a second vote in late June, but Catholic and other rural life advocates see a need for improvements in the measure before then.
With the 2018 version of the farm bill having been voted out of committee for consideration by the full House, Catholic groups and other rural advocates are voicing their misgivings about many of its provisions.