Every five years, Congress reauthorizes a largely unnoticed piece of legislation dubbed the Farm Bill. But this important law sets federal budget levels for nutrition programs ranging from SNAP – commonly called Food Stamps – and food pantries, many of them operated by parishes. Additionally, this wide-ranging bill sets agricultural
Thomas Jefferson was quoted as saying “Agriculture is our wisest pursuit, because it will in the end contribute most to real wealth, good morals, and happiness.” Every summer, Catholic Rural Life of the St. Marys and Sidney Deaneries hold the Rural-Urban Mass with Catholic Century Farm Recognitions. Usually the Mass
Every gift counts in One Faith, One Hope, One Love, even if some benefactors might fear their participation doesn’t amount to a hill of beans. But a hill of beans, as it happens, is exactly what a generous farm couple in Shelby County contributed to the archdiocese’s historic capital campaign.
Catholic Rural Life of St. Marys and Sidney deaneries is encouraging Catholic farming families in those deaneries to apply for enrollment in the Catholic Century Farms Registry. Active Catholic families who have farmed and nurtured the same land for 100 years or more are eligible for this distinction. Deadline
Press Release A young farm family outside Versailles welcomed Archbishop Dennis Schnurr of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, as well as Catholics from the St. Marys and Sidney Deaneries to this year’s Rural-Urban Mass, which took place Thursday, June 20.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 By David Eck ST. MARYS DEANERY — Bracing for a possible ballot issue to set minimum requirements for livestock care in Ohio, Catholic farmers from around the state last week discussed how to build networks among the state’s rural and urban communities.