Western Region Agricultural Stress Assistance Program (WRASAP)

Western Region Agricultural
Stress Assistance Program (WRASAP)

Valley Organic Growers Association

The mission of the Valley Organic Growers Association is to promote local sustainable agriculture by supporting and educating producers and consumers. Our guiding principles are to create and support viable local agriculture, maintain and improve the health of our soil, air and water, and ensure the production of nutritious food, free from synthetic inputs. Some of our activities include publishing an annual directory of members and products/services they offer, know your farmer education events, commenting on local management plans that might affect our growers, and other educational events.


Service areas: Colorado

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Ecological Farming Association

The Ecological Farming Association is a nonprofit educational organization that nurtures healthy and just farms, food systems, communities and environment by bringing people together for education, alliance building, advocacy and celebration.


Service areas: California

Go to Website | Phone: 831.763.2111

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CCOF Foundation

CCOF supports the growth of organic by providing service-oriented organic certification, diverse educational offerings, and dedicated policy work. We are uniquely positioned to advance organic agriculture as a member-driven, organic-focused nonprofit organization with a commitment to giving back. Since 2007, CCOF has distributed hardship assistance funds to members of the organic community who are in need.


Service areas: California, National

Go to Website | Phone: 831.423.2263

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WWOOF-USA (World-Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms, USA)

World-Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms, USA (WWOOF-USA), a project of the Ecological Farming Association, is a nonprofit group dedicated to connecting farms and volunteers, promoting agrarian agriculture and strengthening sustainable agriculture worldwide.


Service areas: California, National

Go to Website | Phone: 415-621-3276

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Alternative Energy Resources Organization (AERO)

AERO is a 32 year-old grassroots organization whose members are working together to improve the quality of their lives, their communities and the environment. A Montana-based nonprofit, AERO serves the needs of the people working to promote renewable energy and conservation, sustainable agriculture and greater community self-reliance. AERO is working to build sustainable food systems through a coalition of Montana partners who want to remove the policy barriers to the processing, distribution and trade of local Montana-grown food for local and regional markets.


Service areas: Montana, National

Go to Website | Phone: 406.443.7272

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Plains Justice

Plains Justice provides legal and policy services related to clean energy and sustainability for northern plains communities in 6 states from our office in Billings, Montana.


Service areas: Iowa, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming

Go to Website | Phone: 406.969.1040

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Utah Department of Agriculture

The Department offers many services, including loan programs and ag mediation. In addition to the main office in Salt Lake City, UDAF has several field offices throughout the state. The main office at 801.538.7100 can connect callers to their regional office.


Service areas: Utah

Go to Website | Phone: 801.538.7100

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Rural Roots

Rural Roots supports and enhances sustainable and organic agriculture and community based food systems in the Inland Northwest. The program areas include: direct marketing, organics, education and community economic development. Also sponsor Cultivating Success program – small farm education courses.


Service areas: Idaho, Oregon, Washington

Go to Website | Phone: 208.883.3462

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Washington Farmland Trust

Washington Farmland Trust secures, preserves, and stewards threatened farmland in the Northwest, to ensure that generations of local farmers productively farm using sustainable, organic growing methods.


Service areas: Washington

Go to Website | Phone: 206.547.9855

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Tilth Alliance

Tilth Alliance promotes ecologically sound, economically viable and socially equitable farming practices that improve the health of our communities and natural environment.


Service areas: Washington

Go to Website | Phone: (206) 633-0451

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The Western Region Agricultural Stress Assistance Program is supported by the USDA Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network, under agreement number: 2020-70028-32731 proposal number: 2020-07631

The Western Region Agricultural Stress Assistance Program is an equal access/equal opportunity program.