WORC’s Agriculture and Food Campaign addresses one of the fundamental problems facing rural America: the need to advance the economic and environmental sustainability of family farms and ranches.

The Campaign challenges an industry that has little regard for biodiversity, sustainability, animal well-being, public health or the rural economy.

The Campaign is working to revitalize rural communities through grassroots action and local projects that foster sustainable agricultural practices, owner-operated businesses and cooperatives, fair competition in agricultural markets, conservation of land, water and air, and availability of fresh, healthful, locally-produced foods.

News from ag and food

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The 10 Worst Checkoff Program Abuses

Huge corporations use Ag Checkoff Programs to lobby against family farmers. It's time to change that. You may not know what a checkoff program is,…

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This Is How Big Ag-Supported Policies in NAFTA Devastate farmers

Congress must reject any renegotiated NAFTA that includes ISDS and other policies that hurt independent farmers. Idaho Organization of Resource Councils member Christina Stucker-Gassi explains…

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These farmers believe multi-generational farming is key to rural vitality

Three new Homegrown Stories highlight the challenges and rewards of trying to keep the family farm in the family. Not so long ago, family farms…