September 13, 2023
ISSUE: Reauthorization of the Farm Bill
The Farm Bill expires on Sept. 30—legislation that improves food security for millions of people worldwide. The Farm Bill will be reauthorized in some form. Please use your voice to insure it will include programs that benefit small farmers and not just subsidizes to agrobusiness; that funds WIC programs ( Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children); that funds programs for resilience in the face of climate change.
>Use these links to learn more about the Farm Bill:
Link to the Farm Bill Advocacy section on the Catholic Rural Life website
Farm Bill Information and Advocacy from the USCCB
Farm Bill Reauthorization resources from Catholic Relief Services
>Watch the Sister of Charity “Food and Faith” webinar that explains the importance
of advocating for the Farm Bill. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8g4CpbzLtg
>Use this link from Catholic Relief Services to advocate for a just Farm Bill:
PRAYER: Prayer of the Farm Workers’ Struggle by Cesar Chavez
Show me the suffering of the most miserable;
thus I will know my people’s plight.
Free me to pray for others,
for you are present in every person.
Help me take responsibility for my own life
so that I can be free at last.
Grant me courage to serve my neighbor
for in service there is true life.
Grant me honesty and patience
so that I can work with other workers.
Enlighten us with song and celebration
so that the spirit will be alive among us.
Let the spirit flourish and grow
so that we will never tire of the struggle.
Let us remember those who have died for justice
for they have given us life.
Help us love even those who hate us;
so we can change the world.