Information and Resources

State Information

Provides state legislative information along with documents related to state and local government. (Washburn University School of Law.)

US Farms – State Fact Sheets

Links for each state, with current information about farm size, financial status, rural employment, land use, and more. (USDA.)

Water Quality Assessments

Water quality reports created by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality – includes lists of waters that don’t meet water quality standards. (Oregon DEQ.)

State and Local Government


Friends of Family Farmers

This grassroots organization works to promote and protect socially responsible agriculture in Oregon. Through education, advocacy, and community organizing, Friends of Family Farmers supports socially and environmentally responsible family-scale agriculture and citizens working to shape healthy rural communities. The organization also promotes sensible policies, programs, and regulations that protect and expand the ability of Oregon’s family farmers to run successful land-based enterprises while providing safe and nutritious food for all Oregonians. Be sure to visit their iFarm Oregon project, an online land and resource connection service created to help grow the next generation of Oregon farmers.

Oregon Rural Action

A project of the Western Organization of Resource Councils. WORC organizes communities, empowers people, and holds elected officials and corporations accountable. WORC members are family farmers, ranchers, and townspeople working to build sustainable communities and challenge the institutions that threaten family agriculture and promote exploitative natural resource development. At present, Oregon Rural Action has active chapters in Union County, The Blue Mountain Chapter and Malheur County, The Snake River Chapter, and is actively recruiting people interested in organizing for Baker County.