Western Region Agricultural
Stress Assistance Program (WRASAP)
California Farmworker Foundation
CFF was created by a small group of Central Valley leaders to help empower the voice of farmworkers in their communities. Our mission is to serve and support California farmworkers by providing programs and services to better their quality of life.
Service areas: California
Go to Website | Phone: (661) 778-0015
We are currently piloting a pilot project in coordination with Rocky Mountain Farmers Union (RMFU) — the farm and food mobile workforce — that provides on-demand and supplemental labor to Colorado producers along the northern Front Range, in Delta County and in southwestern Colorado (i.e., in La Plata and Montezuma counties via the Good Food Collective).
Service areas: Colorado
Go to Website | Phone:
WSDA Office of Compliance and Outreach
The WA legislature eliminated funding for the Small Farm & Direct Marketing Program at the Washington State Dept. of Agriculture as of June 30, 2011. The knowledgeable staff from that program have been retained within the agency, now serving as Education & Outreach Specialists for the Office of Compliance and Outreach in the Food Safety and Consumer Services Division. We continue to strive to assist farmers and food processors with regulatory issues as well as education around food safety and compliance. Thanks to federal grant funding we are also active in Farm to School and Value-added Processing workshops. www.agr.wa.gov;
Service areas: Washington
Go to Website | Phone: 360.656.5063
Core Services: Institutional & Wholesale Markets
General Services: Conservation Programs, Direct Marketing Assistance, Farm Land Access & Succession Planning, Funding Opportunities for Farmers, Legal Help & Mediation Services, Organic/Sustainable/Regenerative Transition & Support, Resources for Beginning Farmers
The Kohala Center
The Kohala Center (TKC) is a non-profit organization based in Waimea on Hawaii Island. The Rural and Cooperative Business Development Services staff at TKC provides technical assistance in business development to farmers, ranchers, food enterprises, and rural cooperatives statewide. We specialize in cooperative development, financial capacity building, and new farmer education and training. TKC also offers microloans to eligible rural businesses located on Hawaii Island and Molokai.
Service areas: Hawaii
Go to Website | Phone:
Rural Tax Education
Working with the USDA Risk Management Agency, the National Farm Income Tax Extension Committee recently created RuralTax.org, an online tool that provides agricultural producers with a source for agriculturally related income and self-employment tax information that is both easy to understand and continually updated to reflect changes in tax laws. Please see the website for details.
Service areas: National
Go to Website | Phone: 435.797.2323
1,000 Friends of Oregon Farmer Advisory Committee
“In order for Oregon agriculture to continue to thrive, it is necessary to maintain the land base on which the agricultural and forestry industries depend. 1000 Friends of Oregon and the farmers, ranchers, and foresters who comprise its Farmer Advisory Committee, share the belief that the best way to maintain the land base is through an effective land use planning program that builds livable urban areas and rural communities, protects family farms and forests, and conserves natural areas.
Participation opportunities include:
Training to understand the statewide land use planning program
Timely communications about working lands-related legislation and agency rule-making
Support that simplifies engagement with decision-makers to improve working land protections and prevent further rollbacks
Technical assistance with land use issues in your county
Involvement in working lands-policy creation at 1000 Friends of Oregon
Bi-annual meetings of the Farmer Advisory Committee”
Service areas: Oregon
Go to Website | Phone: 541.474.1155
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.