There is a food and nutrition crisis in Indian Country and the pending Farm Bill can go a long way toward solving it. That’s the perspective of the Native Farm Bill Coalition that issued a report last year in hopes of cluing Congress in to the ways tribes need to be woven into the legislation. Commodities, SNAP, forestry, and access to USDA programs are all areas in the Farm Bill tribal agricultural experts are worried about.
Colby Duren – policy director and staff attorney for the Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative at the University of Arkansas School of Law
Zach Ducheneaux (Cheyenne River Sioux) – technical assistance program manager with the Intertribal Agriculture Council
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