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

Week 9 legislative roundup, now with more actions!

We’re entering week ten of the Idaho Legislature, the home stretch, but there’s still work to be done.  The Joint Finance and Appropriations Committee has finished up agency budgets meaning the bulk of their work is complete.  However, the grocery … Continued

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