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Native agriculture producers and the federal government have an opportunity right now to collaborate in everyone’s best interests. That’s one of the messages from the first-ever State of Native Agriculture Address hosted by the Native American Agriculture Fund. And the thawing ground means it’s time to start planning your garden. Today on Native America Calling, our resident foodie Andi Murphy serves up the latest helping of The Menu, our regular special feature on Native food news and sovereignty, with Zach Ducheneaux (Cheyenne River Sioux), USDA Farm Service Agency administrator; Nick Taylor (Navajo), CEO of NN Shopping Centers Inc.; and Rowen White (Akwesasne Mohawk), farmer, seed keeper, and founder of Sierra Seeds. Plus, a special treat from Andi’s sister Alisha Murphy, who caught up with Victoria Largo, the new brick-and-mortar restauranteur who defied the odds in one Navajo community when she opened Victoria’s PIZZA.
Break 1 music: Big World (song) Kinnie Starr (artist) Feed the Fire (album)
Break 2 music: Pimatisiwin (Life) (song) Young Spirit (artist) Save Me A Lead (album)