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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Senate Farm Bill: Closer, but not yet “the best bill possible”

The hay ain’t in the barn yet. The Senate Farm Bill, a flawed but less-destructive cousin of legislation passed in the House 213-211 on Friday, should…

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The House Farm Bill is Corporate Welfare

The H.R.2 sequel takes food from needy kids and money from rural communities in order to subsidize factory farms. The vote is expected to be…

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Symbiotic Relationships are the Key to Understanding Rural Vitality

These three new Homegrown Stories illustrate how symbiotic relationships make farming and ranching some of the most interconnected professions on the planet. Whether it's the personal…