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Native Farm Bill Coalition praises Senate’s bipartisan Farm Bill

June 29, 2018

Inclusion of Native American-related provisions can provide new opportunities for tribal governments and Native producers to address conservation, rural development, credit, food access, and dietary health in Indian Country

The member tribes and tribal organizations of the Native Farm Bill Coalition today praise the U.S. Senate’s passage of its version of the 2018 Farm Bill, and express their great appreciation to the bipartisan group of United States senators who worked to ensure that measures which are important to Native American tribes and producers were included to make this historic investment in Indian Country food and agriculture production, infrastructure, and economic development.

Senate Agriculture Chairman Pat Roberts (R-Kansas) and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow (D-Michigan) worked with Indian Affairs Chairman John Hoeven (R-North Dakota) and Vice-Chairman Tom Udall (D-New Mexico), along with many other senators of both parties, to address the critical needs of Indian Country relating to nutrition assistance, tribal access to and parity in USDA programs, forestry, rural development needs, and conservation.

The intense efforts on behalf of Indian Country issues, by dozens of senators and their hard-working staff, were remarkable, as was the outcome. The following provisions of historic significance to Indian Country are included in the bill:

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For more information about the Native Farm Bill, visit www.IndianAgLink.com/FarmBill

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 http://www.IndianAgLink.com or contact:

Donita A. Fischer
Public Relations Director

donita@indianaglink.com

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