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

People's Lobby Trip 2017

People’s Lobby Trip Up close and personal with the state legislature

A record number of Western Colorado Congress members participated in our People’s Lobby Trip to Denver at the end of February – which was a…

Antibiotics Resistance

Antibiotics Resistance Impacted by CAFO’s

During the hearing on South Dakota’s General Permit for Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO), former Dakota Rural Action Chair Don Kelley was prepared to give…

independent ranchers Grant & Mabel Dobbs

Independent ranchers gain protections and challenge checkoff

Independent ranchers received good news this week. On December 14,  the Grains Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration announced the Farmer Fair Practices Rules. The rules…