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To provide a unified effort to promote change in Indian Agriculture for the benefit of Indian People.

The Intertribal Agriculture Council conducts a wide range of programs designed to further the goal of improving Indian Agriculture. The IAC promotes the Indian use of Indian resources and contracts with federal agencies to maximize resources for tribal members.

Census of Agriculture Sign up Closes June 30th!

June 21, 2017



Attention Native Producers:

If you raised and sold, or normally would have sold, $1,000 or more of any kind of agricultural products, urban or rural, PLEASE sign up today to participate in the next Census of Agriculture. Sign up closes June 30th! The Census only takes place every five years so it’s critical to participate in this year’s count!

Over the last several years, we saw a considerable push towards new federal programs supporting small, diversified, sustainable, organic, beginning, and/or non-traditional farmers and ranchers.

  • Interest rates and insurance premiums were reduced or free for beginning, veteran, and socially disadvantaged farmers
  • New insurance programs were created to serve diversified operations and those previously uninsurable
  • Significantly more funding was put into programs that provide low-cost loans, cost-share conservation programs, beginning farmer development programs and more

Soon, we will start the process of developing the 2018 Farm Bill and we do not have a strong sense of how things will go. But one thing is for sure: they can’t help us if they don’t know we exist! Participating in the Census is huge to demonstrating that there are a lot of us out there and we are making a difference in the economy, in the landscape, and in our communities!

The 2012 American Indian Reservations publication by the National Agriculture Statistics Service focuses on agricultural activity on American Indian reservations based on individual farm and ranch reports. View the report here:…/American_India…/AMINDIAN.pdf

This information forwarded to you by the Intertribal Agriculture Council

The Intertribal Agriculture Council (IAC) was founded in 1987 to pursue and promote the conservation, development and use of our agricultural resources for the betterment of our people. Land-based agricultural resources are vital to the economic and social welfare of many Native American and Alaskan Tribes. The IAC has over the last decade become recognized as the most respected voice within the Indian community and government circles on agricultural policies and programs in Indian country.

For more information, please visit or contact:

Donita A. Fischer
Public Relations Director

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