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

2018 farm bill Aaron Johnson

2018 farm bill finds DRA family farmers on the front line

In early November, four farmers and farm advocates representing Dakota Rural Action (DRA) flew to Washington, D.C., to advocate for a 2018 farm bill that…

Gabe Brown, regenerative farmer

Powder River Hosts Workshop with Healthy Soils Guru, Gabe Brown

On November 10, the Powder River Basin Resource Council hosted a day-long soils health workshop led by award-winning regenerative farmer Gabe Brown. Over 150 ranchers,…

NAFTA re-negotiations

Re-negotiate Country of Origin Labels into New NAFTA

November 17 marked the beginning of the 5th round of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) re-negotiations in Mexico. It also marked the anniversary of…