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

Congressional recess capitol

Issues to stress during Congressional recess

Congress is on recess this month, which means that many of your legislators are home – attending fairs, festivals and rodeos, and, in some cases,…


Mega-dairy, big ag risk groundwater in eastern Oregon

By Mitch Wolgamott The permit for the Lost Valley Ranch mega-dairy, issued by the Oregon Department of Environment Quality, my former employer, and the Oregon…

animal disease traceability

Montana ranchers say mandatory ID for feeder calves unnecessary

By: Gilles Stockton The message was very clear – no one at the USDA’s Animal Disease Traceability (ADT) Meeting in Billings on May 24 thought…