Tribal Leaders Invited to DC to Discuss Indian Parity in 2018 Farm Bill with Feds

Published May 2, 2018

WASHINGTON – The Native Farm Bill Coalition invites tribal leaders and representatives to participate in meetings in Washington, D.C., on May 8-10, 2018, to discuss specific risks and opportunities for Native American communities in the 2018 Farm Bill with Members of Congress, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the White House.

The voice, expertise and experience of tribal leaders are essential as members of Congress and the administration craft the next Farm Bill. Indian Country seeks to improve parity and access to U.S. Department of Agriculture programs for tribal governments and Native producers.
Please contact Janie Simms Hipp ( as soon as possible if you, or your tribe’s designee, can participate in the fly-in meetings. It is critical to have as many voices as possible at the table to ensure that the next Farm Bill protects vital nutrition assistance programs for Native Americans and advances food sovereignty within Indian Country.


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