Give Poor Farmers a Fighting Chance

From the Oxfam America online newsletter:
This year, Congress will debate a new Farm Bill, which for five years will set policies that could either help small farmers at home and abroad-or keep them struggling.

The current Farm Bill represents a broken promise to America's farmers and rural communities, and it falls short of meeting its obligations to families that depend on food stamps and conservation programs that protect rivers and streams. To make matters worse, the current Farm Bill actually hurts poor farmers in developing countries. Click
here to tell Congress today to create a Farm Bill that reduces misguided subsidies and shifts those resources to support the programs that really need the money. To learn more about Oxfam's work on the Farm Bill, click here.

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