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WRRC Members Jordan Edward and Jim Felton help organize the Weiser Farmers Market

Campaigns and Projects

  • Unchain the Cupcakes: Pass a cottage foods law in Idaho! It is currently illegal in Idaho to sell some home-processed foods direct to consumers in Idaho. IORC is taking on a statewide grassroots campaign to legalize and regulate cottage foods.
  • Local foods/urban agriculture. The Portneuf Resource Council (PRC) is working to pass an urban agriculture ordinance in Pocatello to incentive and support local, urban farmers.
  • Weiser Farmers Market. The Weiser River Resource Council (WRRC) started the Weiser Farmers Market in 2012. The market is a seasonal celebration of local foods. Held every Saturday at the Weiser Train Depot during the season, the market supports local producers and

News from Ag and Food

Press Release: IORC Issues Farm Bill Statement

Contact: Idaho Interfaith Roundtable Against Hunger, Carl Van Slyke at cvanslyke63@gmail.com, Idaho Organization of Resource Councils, Breland Draper, (208) 991-4451, bdraper@iorcinfo.org   Advocacy Groups Say House…

Grassroots Lobbying Makes a Difference

By Liz Roberts Oil and gas has been a concern ever since I learned that state-owned minerals located in the city of Eagle (where I…

Legislative Roundup: Sine Die

The 2017 legislature adjourned sine die this Wednesday after a roller coaster final week characterized by disagreements between chambers and disputes among the House Republican…

Food & Agriculture Publications

LOCAL FOOD LEGISLATION IN WORC’S REGION

This report summarizes state local food legislation related to local production, marketing, sales and consumption proposed and either passed or defeated between 2005 and 2016…

GROWING THE 16%

Growing the 16% addresses the problem of beef market concentration and its impact on independent livestock producers, local meatpacking infrastructure, and rural communities. Instead of…

Food and Agriculture Actions

Support a fair Food and Farm Bill!

TAKE ACTION NOW! The IORC Ag and Food Task Force is a multi-issue team that is committed to organizing and leading campaigns led by directly…