January 3, 2018

Register Today for the Native Farm Bill Coalition’s January 8 Webinar on Forestry, Conservation, and Traditional Foods

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 January 8, the Native Farm Bill Coalition (NFBC or Coalition) will host its second webinar to provide an overview of:

  • Risks and opportunities for Indian Country in the conservation and forestry titles of the bill;
  • Opportunities to promote the production, sale, and consumption of traditional foods;
  • How Alaska Native communities can engage and utilize the Farm Bill;
  • Expected congressional action in 2018; and
  • The NFBC’s recent activity, webinars, and upcoming advocacy efforts.

Webinar Details:

Date: Monday, January 8, 2018
Time: 3:00 p.m. EST | 2:00 p.m. CST | 1:00 p.m. MST | 12:00 a.m. PST | 11:00 a.m. AKST
Registration: To register for the webinar, click here.

Webinar resources:

Save the Date:

  • The Third NFBC Webinar on credit and rural development will take place on Monday, January 29, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. EST | 2:00 p.m. CST | 1:00 p.m. MST | 12:00 a.m. PST | 11:00 a.m. AKST. Registration information will be added shortly.

More about the Native Farm Bill Coalition

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.

Coalition membership is comprised of tribal governments and tribal organizations and 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.

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.

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