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USDA Tribal Consultations on Barriers/Equity: Annual Progress Report & Feedback for Next Steps

Time: 2:00-5:00 p.m. ET each day

These consultations are a follow up on the two consultations that occurred in March 2021 in response to President Biden’s Executive Order on Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities. There will be five consultations covering different subject matters areas at USDA. The attached agenda (PDF, 429 KB) breaks down essential information into greater depth such as the subject areas, issues involved, and the agencies involved and will additionally be posted on the OTR consultation website at: Prior to each consultation, a tribal caucus will start at 2:00 pm ET. USDA staff will not participate in the tribal caucus as it is designed for tribal leaders and tribal organizations to have internal discussion. The consultation with USDA officials and tribal leaders will then take place from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET. These consultations will be virtual.

Monday, April 11 Economic Development

Tuesday, April 12 Food, Safety, and Trade

Thursday, April 14 Farming, Ranching, and Conservation

Friday, April 15 Forests & Public Lands Management

Monday, April 18 Education & Research


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