December 12, 2017

Register Today for Dec. 18 Native Farm Bill Coalition Webinar on the 2018 Farm Bill

Holland & Knight Native American Law Blog
Kayla Gebeck Carroll

Are You Aware of How the Farm Bill Impacts Your Tribal Members?

The Farm Bill is one of the largest pieces of legislation in the United States. Enacted every five years by Congress, it addresses policy and funding for everything from nutrition programs and food production to natural resource conservation, forestry, and rural development.

On December 18, the Native Farm Bill Coalition  (NFBC or Coalition) will host its first webinar to:

  • Provide an overview of some of the risks and opportunities in the upcoming congressional debate on the Farm Bill that are of importance to Indian Country;
  • Discuss the Coalition's upcoming efforts to give Native Americans a strong, unified voice; and
  • Answer questions about Coalition, how to become a member, and how the Coalition can help you assert your priorities into the 2018 Farm Bill.

Webinar Details:

Date: Monday, December 18, 2017
Time: 2:00 p.m. EST | 1:00 p.m. CST | 12:00 p.m. MST | 11:00 a.m. PST | 10:00 a.m. AKST
Registration: To register for the webinar, click here.
Webinar resources: Regaining Our Future: An Assessment of Risks and Opportunities for Native Communities in the 2018 Farm Bill and Title by Title Summaries of Opportunities in the Upcoming Farm Bill

More about the Native Farm Bill Coalition

The NFBC is a joint project of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community’s Seeds of Native Health campaign in collaboration with the Intertribal Agriculture Council, the National Congress of American Indians, and the Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative to improve dietary health and food access in Indian Country. For decades, Tribes have largely been left out of Farm Bill discussions and subsequently missed opportunities to advance their interests. The NFBC is a new effort to give Native Americans a strong, united voice to advance a common Farm Bill agenda benefiting Indian Country. The Coalition is co-chaired by Keith B. Anderson, Vice-Chairman of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, and Ross Racine, Executive Director of the Intertribal Agriculture Council.

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