The Family Farm Alliance was founded nearly 25 years ago with one overriding ethic: Agriculture doesn't need another association, but it does need an effective, low cost grass roots group that can get the job done. That belief was our foundation and it still drives every decision we make.
WHAT WE DO
We strive to do it all here at Family Farm Alliance. Our Non-Profit Organization provides a dynamic work environment where deadlines are met and goals are not only met, but they are exceeded. We work on many exciting initiatives to improve the lives of others, and are very proud of the work we do. Learn about our exciting initiatives, and what we are working on every day in order to promote change. CLICK HERE for the 2018 "Activities and Accomplishments" report to learn more about the Alliance and the organization's recent accomplishments.
WESTERN WATER RIGHTS INITIATIVE AND AUSTRALIA
The Alliance’s 2015 water rights report, "The Argument for the Prior Appropriation Doctrine to Allocate Water in the Western U.S.", prepared with input from water managers and attorneys from throughout the West, counters common criticisms to the Western water rights system and explains why the prior appropriation doctrine....works. It also provides a perspective on the Australian "model" that mainstream media reporting often overlooks.
"THIRSTY LAND" FILM
Thirsty Land, a brand-new documentary film co-sponsored by the Family Farm Alliance, and directed and produced by EMMY Award-winner Conrad Weaver, focuses on the multi-year drought facing California, Washington and other southwestern states. Family Farm Alliance President Pat O’Toole and Treasurer Dan Errotabere are featured in the film, which provides interviews with key figures in Western water, and tracks the challenges and activities they engage in to tackle extreme drought.