Policy Brief – April 2, 2024

Policy Brief – April 2, 2024

Policy Brief Summary There were no Congressional hearings last week about Tribal Food and Agriculture, and this week Congress is not in session.    Nominations for the Invasive Species Advisory Committee are still open. The deadline is April 29.   There is one Federal...
Policy Brief – April 2, 2024

Policy Brief – March 26, 2024

Policy Brief Summary Congress has no Tribal agriculture-relevant hearings this week. Last week’s Congressional notes include a hearing on Tribal 477 plan implementation with Asst. Secretary of Indian Affairs Bryan Newland, testimony from USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack to...
Policy Brief – April 2, 2024

Policy Brief – March 19, 2024

Policy Brief Summary There are two Congressional hearings this week: one in the House Natural Resource Committee concerning Tribal Self-Determination, and another in the House Appropriations Committee to review USDA’s budget with Secretary Tom Vilsack. There are three...
Policy Brief – April 2, 2024

Policy Brief – March 12, 2024

Policy Brief Summary Last week, the House Committees on Natural Resources and Agriculture discussed the importance of 638  to Indian Country. This week, the House Committee on Natural Resources will hold a meeting on the Indian Buffalo Management Act.  On March 9, the...
Policy Brief – April 2, 2024

Policy Brief – March 5, 2024

Policy Brief Summary This week, the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture  (USDA) Tom Vilsack will be traveling to the Osage Nation in Oklahoma to meet with the Tribe regarding Rural Development (RD) programs and access.  There are several Congressional...