Friday, March 29, 2024 — The Menu: State of Native Ag, ramp season, and important Native women 

The future of Native agriculture depends on educating new generations of farmers and securing tribal water rights. Those are two of the conclusions from this year’s State of Native Agriculture Address. Federal ag agency leaders and Native non-profit ag representatives also praise new federal financial support programs and express the need make sure tribes’ interests are addressed in the overdue Farm Bill. Out on the land, it’s ramp (wild onion) season and time for cooks to share new and traditional wild onion dishes. And, for Women’s History Month, we’re focusing on the mothers, grandmothers, and ancestral matriarchs who keeping Indigenous foods alive. The Menu is our regular feature on Indigenous food sovereignty hosted and produced by Andi Murphy.