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, Idaho Organization of Resource Councils, Breland Draper, (208) 991-4451,   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


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…