*Photo above Northern Plains Resource Council members gather for area water well monitoring

Rein in corporate greed and support workers, small businesses, and farmers

Rein in unchecked corporate greed and safeguard the power of workers, small businesses, and family farmers to build a good life

Over the last forty years, the legal and policy structures that protect people from corporate abuse and limit corporate power have been systematically dismantled or ignored. That has had a devastating impact on rural America. Workers, especially in the agriculture sector, can be exploited by suppressed wages and exposure to dangerous conditions. Family farmers and ranchers in many areas have been forced by economic conditions to sell their farms, leading to the consolidation of land ownership. Main street businesses have been shuttered in small towns across America. This consolidation has allowed the proliferation of giant corporations that pollute communities with impunity. For the sake of our economy and democracy, we need to rebalance economic and political power.

Issue Priorities

Empower Workers

Rural workers earn less, are less likely to have benefits, and are more likely to be injured on the job.

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Explore our other Policy Priorities

Freedom & end discrimination

Investing in rural communities

Building a Sustainable Future