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What's Up for 2007
Bread for the World's Offering of Letters campaign for this year, 2007, focuses on improving the U.S. farm bill to help struggling farmers and hungry people - in this country and around the world. Stay tuned for more detailed information on this campaign and how you can be involved.
In the mean time, if you want to read more about why the Farm Bill is important and what are some of the hot issues within the bill, let me suggest two places to look. First, Bread for the World Institute released its 2007 Hunger Report called Healthy Food, Farmers and Families. Key nutrition programs, rural development initiatives, commodity payments, conservation programs and agricultural trade issues are all shaped by the farm bill. Hunger 2007 brings these strands together into a single narrative, presenting a case for reform that can substantially reduce hunger. It also comes with a study guide! Yeah!
To get more information on the subsidy portion of the Farm Bill, please check out a series of articles the Washington Post has been writing called Harvesting Cash Working a Farm Subsidy. There's a lot of information there for your enjoyment, but I would like to highlight one recent December article that highlights Bread for the World, Powerful Interests Ally to Restructure Agriculture Subsidies.
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