We’re taking action to change the system through grassroots action on local, state and national food & ag policy.
We want just and sustainable food and ag policy that bolsters family agriculture and ensures access to health food for all. We want policy that doesn’t favor corporations over people; policy that builds healthy, prosperous rural communities for local people. Here are the grassroots actions we’re taking to grow better food and ag policy. Your voice counts!
Oregon Rural Action takes action on state food and ag policy primarily through our coalition, the Oregon Grows Partnership. The coalition was stared in 2010 to mobilize producers and eaters for better food and ag policy in Oregon. Today OGP is a statewide coalition of 15 food & ag 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. Learn more about upcoming state policy efforts of OGP and opportunities to add your voice to the policy push. Read more about OGP and our state policy work.