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

food systems

Working towards a healthier, equitable, and resilient food system

Oregon Rural Action (ORA) recently partnered with the Oregon Food Bank and Oregon State University Extension Service to host two community FEAST events that brought…

grocery tax

Grocery tax exemption fight to continue in Idaho

We are disappointed to say that Governor Butch Otter vetoed the grocery tax exemption bill on April 11. The bill had garnered widespread bipartisan support…

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…