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

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…

IORC Applauds Senate Vote on Grocery Tax Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 22, 2017 Contact: Breland Draper, IORC, 208-670-0891 Boise, Idaho – Statement released on behalf of the Idaho Organization of Resource Councils…

News Release: Grocery Tax Hurts Idaho’s Border Communities, Grassroots Group Urges State Leaders to Support Repeal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 17, 2017 Contact: Breland Draper, IORC, 208-670-0891 Grocery Tax Hurts Idaho’s Border Communities Grassroots Group Urges State Leaders to Support Repeal…

Food & Agriculture Publications


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