Consultations and Listening Sessions
Tribal Consultation to discuss the Industrial Hemp Interim Final Rule as provided under the 2018 Farm Bill
Conference participants are invited to an upcoming tribal consultation to discuss the Industrial Hemp Interim Final Rule as provided under the 2018 Farm Bill.
By hearing your views, information, concerns, suggestions, and interests on this topic, it ensures that USDA better serves Indian Country and fulfills its government-to-government obligation.
Wednesday December 11, 2019 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm in Artist Hall G
National Association of Food Distribution Programs on Indian Reservations Preparatory Session
This is a preparatory session for the Tribal Consultation on FDPIR with USDA. Tribal leaders and/or their staff who are interested in attending that consultation are welcome to join this session to learn more about FDPIR and current topics in consultation.
Monday, December 9, 2019 from 1:00-6:00 in Artist Hall E
The Intertribal Agriculture Council was founded in 1987 to pursue and promote the conservation, development and use of our agricultural resources for the betterment of our people.
Land-based agricultural resources are vital to the economic and social welfare of many Native American and Alaskan Tribes. The harmonies of man, soil, water, air, vegetation and wildlife that collectively make-up the American Indian agriculture community, influence our emotional and spiritual well being. Prior to 1987, American Indian agriculture was basically unheard of outside reservation boundaries.
Since that time, IAC has grown to prominence in Indian Country and among the federal government agencies and the agricultural field with which it works on behalf of individual Indian producers and Tribal enterprises. The IAC has, over the last three decades, become recognized as the most respected voice within the Indian community and government circles on agricultural policies and programs in Indian country.