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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Court sides with the people of North Dakota upholding ban on corporate farming

  Judge upholds 86-year-old agriculture law as both functional and constitutional Written by Dakota Resource Council. Close to one hundred years ago, the people of…

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The Farm Bill Farce: Corporate ag reports huge profits while farmers struggle to feed their families

This piece was originally drafted by the Campaign for Family Farms and the Environment and published in The Hill. Congress is debating the wrong parts…

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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…