Western Region Agricultural Stress Assistance Program (WRASAP)

Western Region Agricultural
Stress Assistance Program (WRASAP)

Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund

Services include: unlimited consultation with attorneys on matters within the FTCLDF mission statement; contractual documents, e.g., herdshare contracts, buyers club agreements, etc.; access to information clearinghouse for those working on state legislation and local ordinances; consultation with attorneys on matters related to food buyers club setup and operations; access to presentations by Charlotte Smith on matters related to marketing farm and artisan foods; toll-free emergency hotline to speak with an attorney if there is a surprise visit or inspection from a government agency; the possibility of legal representation on matters that are within FTCLDF?s mission statement at no additional cost.


Service areas: National

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RURAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES, INC.

REO’s National Farmworker Jobs Program has two specific goals. This includes helping farmworker families become economically self-sufficient through training and employment services. Montana?s agricultural workers and their spouse, children and other dependents have access to educational programs to complete their high school credentials, access and complete job training (such as CDL, CNA, and technical programs and seminars), and college certificates or degrees. The program services adults and youth 18-24. These opportunities lead to full-time employment, improved family income, and greater economic security. In addition, REO provides emergency services, such as food and gas, to seasonal and migrant workers living in Montana and traveling to Montana for employment purposes. Not all offices have a Spanish speaking individual. Those needing this service should call Jesse at 406-839-7852.


Service areas: Montana

Go to Website | Phone: 406-442-7850

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Community Council of Idaho

The Community Council of Idaho, Inc. (CC Idaho) is a rural-centered, multi-service nonprofit organization that has impacted Idaho communities since 1971. We are now the largest nonprofit serving Latinos in the state. Our purpose is to improve the social and economic status of local communities through workforce preparation, education, cultural awareness, civil rights advocacy, and well-being services. National Farmworkers Job Program offered as well.


Service areas: Idaho

Go to Website | Phone: (208) 454-1652

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Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund United Stockgrowers of America

R-CALF USA (Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund United Stockgrowers of America), is the largest producer-only membership based organization that exclusively represents U.S. cattle and sheep producers on domestic and international trade and marketing issues. Host the No Rancher Left Behind Support Group.


Service areas: National

Go to Website | Phone: (406) 252-2516

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Drake University Agricultural Law Center

Founded at Drake University in 1983, the Agricultural Law Center is internationally recognized for the study of how the legal system shapes our food system and influences the ability of the agricultural sector to produce, market and utilize agricultural products. The Center facilitates the Drake University Law School?s certification program in food and agricultural law.


Service areas: National

Go to Website | Phone: 515-271-4119

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Agricultural Finance, Tax and Asset Protection Education Program (AgFTAP)

AgFTAP Seeks to enhance farmer and rancher ability to understand and navigate the farm business tax and asset protection decisions for their operations, as well as the important relationships between federal income taxes and USDA farm programs. This mission is carried out through an online portal of educational trainings and resources


Service areas: National

Go to Website | Phone: 501-671-2175

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National Black Farmers Association

The National Black Farmers Association (NBFA) is a non-profit organization representing African American farmers and their families in the United States. As an association, it serves tens of thousands of members nationwide. NBFA’s education and advocacy efforts have been focused on civil rights, land retention, access to public and private loans, education and agricultural training, and rural economic development for black and other small farmers.


Service areas: National, Virginia

Go to Website | Phone: (804) 691-8528

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Farm Link Montana

Farm Link Montana is a one-stop shop for finding help with finding land, accessing markets, tracking down financing, building a profitable business, and hiring and keeping great employees., including: Programs to link beginning farmers with internship and more.


Service areas: Montana

Go to Website | Phone: (406) 926-1625

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Farm Answers

Clearinghouse of articles, information regarding production, marketing, farm business management, employee management, taxes and legal. Partnership between University of Minnesota Center for Farm Management and USDA NIFA.


Service areas: National

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Farm Action

We provide information and resources on food and agriculture policy. We provide opportunities for engagement on policy through our Local Leaders program.


Service areas: National

Go to Website | Phone: 907-479-1213

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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.