USDA 2018 Farm Bill Tribal Consultation Announced

Published April 7, 2019

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is holding a tribal consultation to discuss the 2018 Farm Bill on May 1-2, 2019, in Washington, D.C. The USDA is seeking tribal input on rural development, farm production, conservation, risk management, trade, research, marketing, nutrition programs, natural resources and much more. Click here to view the agenda provided by the USDA.

The Native Farm Bill Coalition is supportive of in-person, government-to-government tribal consultations with the USDA. We encourage tribal leaders to participate in this consultation to provide your feedback and ensure the agency meets the needs of Indian Country as it works toward implementing the 2018 Farm Bill.
National Museum of the American Indian
300 Maryland Ave. NE, Room 4018/4019
Washington, D.C. 20002
Wednesday, May 1, 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 2, 8 a.m.- 1 p.m.
To RSVP, email tribal.relations@osec.usda.gov with the following information:
  1. Name
  2. Tribe or organization name
  3. Title
  4. City and state
  5. Phone number
  6. Attending both days (Y/N)
  7. Issues you are interested in
You can also designate a proxy if you cannot attend. Please notify the Office of Tribal Relations (OTR) by April 24, 2019, using this proxy letter template.
To prepare for the consultation, the Native Farm Bill Coalition will host a webinar later this month to highlight key areas that need additional advocacy. More information on the webinar is coming soon.

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