Visioning for the Year Ahead

Many people don’t start creating new years resolutions until it’s time to buy a new calendar but the staff at Idaho Organization of Resource Councils began planning for 2020 with plenty more time. In early December the staff gathered in … Continued

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 Version of the Farm Bill is a Leap in the Wrong Direction Boise, ID (June … Continued

Are We Protecting Our Drinking Water?

By Muriel Roberts Portneuf Resource Council (PRC) and the Pocatello League of Women Voters co-sponsored a community forum entitled Are We Protecting Our Drinking Water? PRC member Shannon Ansley, Sue Skinner, PRC Environmental Policy Advisor, and Harold Hargraves, Pocatello City … Continued

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 live) had been leased to an oil and gas company.  I was, and still am, … Continued


Recently, the Portneuf Resource Council (PRC) hosted the Idaho Organization of Resource Councils Board of Directors in Pocatello. Along with the requirement to hold a quarterly meeting, the Board, and PRC friends, were treated to a tour of the Portneuf Valley and beyond … Continued

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 Caucus. Food Tracker 4000. Just a week earlier the Senate hijacked a proposal by House … Continued

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 by Chad Brock regarding the Idaho Senate vote to exempt groceries from the 6 percent … Continued