Thursday, April 10, 2008

Beckmann on PBS this Friday: Farm Bill

The president of Bread for the World, David Beckman (World Bank Economist, Lutheran Pastor), will be appearing on PBS again on Friday night for another Bill Moyers interview. This time it is a special on domestic hunger and the Farm Bill. Every five years, the Farm Bill goes up for reauthorization. Last year, was one of those year, but the process is dragging and the Farm Bill is currently being renewed in the Senate. It's a huge and complicated piece of legislation, but if you eat it effects you! This special one-hour episode will explain how our food policy affects what we eat, how much we pay for it, and how it helps or hurts people in need.

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