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

Farmer Fair Practices Rules

Farmer Fair Practices Rules Under Review, Open for More Comments

The new Farmer Fair Practices Rules, proposed by Obama Administration, would help ensure that independent farmers and ranchers are treated fairly by corporate meatpackers. The…

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Our Vision for a Fair Food & Farm Bill for 2018

Supporting Family Farms and Ranches and Vibrant Rural Communities The farm bill is a package of federal legislation enacted every five to seven years to…

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There is a Solution

By now, the disaster that is the cattle market has been factored into the coming year’s budget. For some it means the end of a…