2017 Legislative Update, Week 5

Last Monday we hosted our 2nd Grassroots Lobby Day at the Idaho Capitol. IORC members met with legislators on both sides of the aisle to talk grocery tax and our concerns with oil and gas development in Idaho. We’ve got a lot to … Continued

2017 Legislative Roundup, Week 3

We are just finishing up the third week of the 2017 Idaho Legislative session and things are moving at a brisk pace. Changes are coming for oil and gas.  Last year the Idaho Legislature approved legislation that put the pedal to … Continued

Fair Market Standards are Good for Independent Farmers and Ranchers

Billings, Mont. – Mabel Dobbs, a rancher from Weiser, Idaho, and member of the Western Organization of Resource Councils, issued the following statement on decisions this week affecting independent cattle producers. Today, the Grains Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration announced … Continued

IORC Stands with Standing Rock

The Idaho Organization of Resource Councils (IORC) stands in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline and their ongoing fight to protect precious clean water, cultural resources, sovereign tribal lands, and human rights. … Continued

Press Release: Grassroots Groups Defeat the TPP

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 15, 2016 Contact: Breland Draper, IORC, 208-991-4451; Christina Stucker-Gassi, 208-888-5024 Last week, the Obama administration announced that they would no longer push the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a bad trade deal that the administration hoped to pass … Continued

Op-ed: TPP trade deal will burden American farmers

BY EILEEN STACHOWSKI AND CHRISTINA STUCKER-GASSI We want to make one thing clear, the Trans-Pacific Partnership has nothing to do with national security. It’s an agreement written by corporate lawyers to support multinational corporations and suppress the sovereignty of t … Continued