Policy & Government Relations

Starting with the development of the 1990 Farm Bill through the most current Farm Bill, the IAC has been one of the most stalwart voices working towards solutions on issues facing tribal governments and tribal producers in food and agriculture production. The policy work of the IAC is unique. It is directly connected to our work with tribal producers and tribal governments on the ground through all of the IAC’s program areas and technical assistance network.

The policy work of the IAC now has a dedicated presence in Washington, DC and permanently houses the Native Farm Bill Coalition. The IAC is committed to connect on-the-ground impacts to solutions at the federal level and further public issue education and policy advocacy for Indian Country’s food producers.

Policy Briefs and Priorities

- Biden/Harris Administration Immediate Priorities 

- IAC Brief on C4 Emergency COVID-19 Relief Package - December 21, 2020

IAC Letters

- IAC Statement Supporting the Nomination of Sec. Vilsack

- IAC Letter Supporting Janie Hipp for USDA Dep. Secretary

- IAC Letter Supporting Rep. Haaland for DOI Secretary

Administrative & Congressional Links

- Biden Admin. - COVID-19 Legislative Proposal Fact Sheet - 1/14/2021

Contact Colby Duren, IAC Director of Policy and Government Relations at: colby@indianag.org

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 “The Markup” is IAC’s weekly policy brief update to keep Indian Country in the loop on what is going on in the Washington, D.C. beltway. A “markup” is when a congressional committee meets to offer changes, amendments, and to debate legislation, and we hope the information provided in the IAC Markup policy brief will provide the same opportunity for knowledge sharing and involvement in the process. 

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