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

misleading USDA labeling

WORC Network Demands USDA Close Its “Product of the U.S.A.” Loophole

USDA label rule lets multinational corporations mislead consumers.   Dear Docket Clerk, Thank you for considering our public comments. The Western Organization of Resource Councils…

misleading local foods image

Dakota Rural Action teases fiction from fact on Hungry for Truth’s misleading ad campaign.

The above infographic is from Hungry for Truth (the media and messaging arm of the South Dakota Soybean Producers) which uses checkoff dollars on ad campaigns…

manure pipe from south dakota cafo

South Dakota Landowners win against CAFO running manure pipes across farmland without permission

Photo: Force main manure disposal pipe stretches along a narrow township road. Grant County Revokes Manure Pipe Permissions; Upholds Private Property Rights. Written by Dakota Rural…