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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

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

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…