Western Region Agricultural Stress Assistance Program (WRASAP)

Western Region Agricultural
Stress Assistance Program (WRASAP)

Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation

While the Napa Valley is known for world-class wines, it is simultaneously making another name for itself – as a leader in educating and providing progressive programs to farmworkers and their families. The Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation provides a variety of programs annually that focus on developing skills in adult literacy, vineyard operations & safety, leadership & management, mentorship, and family life.


Service areas: California

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California Association of Resource Conservation Districts

Whether responding to crises or planning for a sustainable future, Resource Conservation Districts (RCDs) work hand-in-hand with their neighbors and partners to deliver innovative conservation solutions that meet those challenges head on. The California Association of Resource Conservation Districts (CARCD) is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to serving as a strong advocate, technical resource, and partner to the state’s 96 RCDs so that they can be Relevant, Excellent, and Visible ‘go-to’ hubs for conservation in their communities. We build the network and local impact of RCDs in California, strengthening locally-led conservation and stewardship of natural and agricultural resources. Find your local RCD.


Service areas: California

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National Farmers Union

NFU represents family farmers, fishers and ranchers across the country, with formally organized divisions in 33 states. The key to the success and credibility of the organization has been Farmers Union?s grassroots structure in which policy positions are initiated locally. The policy process includes the presentation of resolutions by individuals, followed by possible adoption of the resolutions at the local, state and national levels. Members and staff of the Farmers Union advocate these policy positions nationwide.


Service areas: National

Go to Website | Phone: (202) 554-1600

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National Association of Resource Conservation & Development Councils

RC&D Councils are 501(c)3 non-for-profit corporations. They are not governmental entities, so the typical policies and constraints of local, state, and federal government programs do not limit the types of issues they address or the means they use. Within their respective areas (typically covering 5-8 counties), RC&D Councils have a high degree of independence to carry out activities that will achieve their most important goals. RC&D Council volunteers are leaders and community stakeholders involved in multiple roles in local government, school boards, churches, and other civic activities. At RC&D Council meetings, they draw from their professional expertise and community connections to determine the needs of their RC&D Council areas, address those needs, and make their communities better places to live, work, and play. Nationwide, over 25,000 volunteers serve on local RC&D Councils. Our programs involve: Youth Engagement Underserved and Beginning Farmers Engagement Farm Bill outreach Urban Ag Initiatives Veteran Farmers Engagement Rural Economic Development Human Resource Development


Service areas: National

Go to Website | Phone: 888.487.6127

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Washington Water Trust

Protecting Washington’s Freshwater: So Fish, Farms, and Communities All Thrive. We build positive partnerships with landowners and water rights holders. All of our water transactions are voluntary and market-based. Once we acquire water to leave instream, we work to keep it there. We collaborate with water rights holders to restore water to our streams in other ways too: using more efficient irrigation methods, selecting more profitable crops and cycles, and switching water sources from small tributaries that can’t handle much stress to larger rivers.


Service areas: Washington

Go to Website | Phone: (206) 675-1585

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Arizona Land and Water Trust

Protect land and water by working with private landowners who are interested in voluntarily conserving their lands. The Trust also works with public entities to develop local and community conservation plans and goals, and often serves as a bridge between public entities and private landowners. The Trust is one of numerous conservation organizations qualified by state and federal regulations to accept conservation easements.


Service areas: Arizona

Go to Website | Phone: 520.577.8564

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Frontline Farming

FLF is a food justice and farmer advocacy organization that believes good food should be for all people and that farmers deserve living wages. We develop asset-based and data-driven solutions that are community derived. We funnel money, resources, and time into the communities we serve and the farmers who grow our food.

FrontLine Farming a food and farmers advocacy group focusing on food growing, education, sovereignty and justice.


Service areas: Colorado

Go to Website | Phone: ‪(720) 258-6609‬

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Cultivating Change Foundation

Cultivating Change Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, focuses on valuing and elevating LGBTQ+ agriculturists through advocacy, education, and community.


Service areas: National

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21 Acres

The 21 Acres Center for Local Food & Sustainable living is a global leader in sustainable & regenerative practices, serving as a living laboratory & learning center for conscious consumers who want to learn new, more sustainable ways of living.


Service areas: Washington

Go to Website | Phone: 425-481-1500

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Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation

The Xerces Society is a trusted source for science-based information and advice and plays a leading role in promoting the conservation of pollinators and many other invertebrates. We collaborate with people and institutions at all levels and our work to protect bees, butterflies, freshwater mussels and other invertebrates encompasses all landscapes. Our team draws together experts from the fields of habitat restoration, entomology, plant ecology, education, farming, and conservation biology with a single passion: Protecting the life that sustains us. The Xerces Society is expanding efforts to demonstrate the effectiveness of conservation biological control through field research with academic partners, habitat restoration field trials, and outreach to farm communities and farm agency staff.


Service areas: National

Go to Website | Phone: (855) 232-6639

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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.