Advocacy and Policy

Land Access – Oregon Farm Link

Oregon Farm Link connects beginning farmers and ranchers with land holders, helping to grow Oregon’s next generation of family farmers. How does it work? Step 1: Browse listings. Anybody can browse the land seeker and available land listings. Step 2: Create a user profile and then create either a land holder or land seeker listing. Each user must create…

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Oregon Climate & Agriculture Network (OrCAN)

Oregon Climate & Agriculture Network (OrCAN) envisions a future where healthy soils are the foundation of thriving food systems in Oregon–reconnecting healthy ecosystems, economies, and communities. OrCAN was founded in 2017 as a volunteer-run effort laser focused on state-level policy advocacy at the intersection of climate change and agriculture. Today, they are building an inclusive…

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Find Your Oregon Legislator

Identify your State and Congressional Legislators. Many of us know first-hand that bills bring about tangible change in our communities, especially for family farmers and the food system as a whole. Passing legislation on the state level can impact workers, families, businesses, farmers, landowners and community members in every corner of Oregon — from funding…

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Using the State Legislative Website – Oregon Housing Alliance

The Oregon State Legislature has many online tools for connecting with legislators and the legislative process. The two most important website to know are:

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American Farmland Trust

American Farmland Trust launched the conservation agriculture movement and has been bringing agriculture and the environment together since 1980. We take a holistic approach to farmland and ranchland, protecting it from development, promoting environmentally sound farming practices, and keeping farmers on it. Agriculture offers the most promising solutions in our fight against climate change—but only…

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National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC)

The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) is an alliance of grassroots organizations that advocates for federal policy reform to advance the sustainability of agriculture, food systems, natural resources, and rural communities. NSAC’s vision of agriculture is one where a safe, nutritious, ample, and affordable food supply is produced by a legion of family farmers who make a…

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Oregon Community Food Systems Network (OCFSN)

The Oregon Community Food System Network brings people and organizations together to broaden understanding of issues, build relationships and trust, develop common purpose, and create collective capacity to realize our shared vision. Goals of the OCFSN -  Improve communication and collaboration at local, regional, and state levels Identify and support replication and expansion of effective…

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Oregon Agricultural Trust (OAT) works to protect Oregon’s agricultural lands

OAT is an agricultural land trust that works collaboratively around the state to safeguard Oregon’s farm and ranch lands and the rural communities that depend upon them. OAT strives to permanently protect ag land, help it stay in production, educate our community, and help advocate for farmland preservation.

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Black Food Sovereignty Coalition (BFSC)

The Black Food Sovereignty Coalition (BFSC) serves as a collaboration hub for Black and Brown communities to confront the systemic barriers that make food, place and economic opportunities inaccessible to us. BFSC is focused on meeting these barriers with creative, innovative, and sustainable solutions. Built on a decade of work of founding members of the…

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