14 Sep 2023
TAKE ACTION: Support a Just Farm Bill in 2023!

“The rich and the poor have equal dignity, and their rights must be guaranteed.”

(Pope Francis, Laudato Si’- On Care for our Common Home)


Family farmers, ranchers, consumers, and communities all benefit from a strong and resilient farm and food system. The Farm Bill, which is rewritten and voted on by Congress every five years, includes nearly $1 trillion in spending. It is a comprehensive piece of legislation that covers a wide variety of issues including conservation, international agricultural programs, trade, nutrition, and more. Nutrition programs alone comprise 76% of the Farm Bill’s total spending.



Source: Catholic Rural Life


In his landmark encyclical, Laudato Si’, Pope Francis makes clear that our care for one another and our care for the Earth are intimately connected, noting that humanity is not faced “with two separate crises, one environmental and the other social, but rather one complex crisis that is both social and environmental.”  As Midwestern Franciscan Justice Promoters, inspired by this call, we are urging Congress to reauthorize a just Farm Bill in 2023 that supports the dignity of all people, especially those in poverty, and offers safeguards for preserving Creation.


Click here to learn more about priorities in the 2023 Farm Bill

and take action now!


The Midwest Franciscan Justice Promoters is made up of representatives from the communities: 

Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls, Minnesota

Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, La Crosse, Wisconsin

Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi, St. Francis, Wisconsin

Sisters of St. Francis, Clinton, Iowa

Sisters of St. Francis, Dubuque, Iowa

Sisters of St. Francis, Rochester, Minnesota

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