A growing number of consumers doubt the safety, nutrition and sustainability of our agriculture and food system.

At the same time, more and more young people are turning to farming, communities across the nation are exploring ways they can support local food production and farmers are creating thriving food businesses.

The interest and demand for local foods provides our members with many opportunities to develop the infrastructure for local food sourcing, like farmers markets, co-ops and food hubs as well as address regulatory and policy obstacles to local food and value-added production.

Organizing at the community level to support local food infrastructure increases income and jobs, especially in rural communities that lack food security, and replaces food imports with fresh, wholesome locally grown and processed food supplies.

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Good Food Org Guide: We Made the List

Food Tank and James Beard Foundation just released the 3rd annual Good Food Org Guide, and the publication has named WORC and four member groups…

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Powder River members open Seed Library

This month, Powder River Basin Resource Council members teamed up with the Sheridan County Extension to open a new Seed Library in Sheridan County, Wyoming.…

IORC wins cottage food rules

Idaho Organization of Resource Councils members are celebrating a major victory for local food production. The Health and Welfare Committees in both chambers of Idaho's state legislature…