Our Vision & Work
We want just and sustainable food and agricultural policies that bolster family agriculture and ensures access to health food for all. We want policy that doesn’t favor corporations over people; policies that help builds healthy, prosperous rural communities for local people. Here are two of our grassroots actions which we've taken to create better food and agricultural policies:
Oregon State Food & Farm Policy
Oregon Rural Action takes action on state food and ag policy independently and in collaboration with partner organizations, such as the Oregon Grows Partnership (OGP). The coalition was started in 2010 to mobilize producers and eaters for better food and agricultural policy in Oregon. Today, OGP is a statewide coalition of 15 food & agricultural organizations. Each legislative session the coalition chooses legislative priorities to work on collectively based on the needs of each group’s members or constituents. We work together to activate farmers and eaters as citizen lobbyists on food and farm policy in the state. In 2011 OGP pushed for the Farm Direct Bill and 1000 Bird Exemption which now allow sale of home-processed jams, pickles, dried fruit, poultry and more.