In the News: Successful Farming

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The Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative’s Executive Director, Erin Parker, was recently featured in Successful Farming. Check out an excerpt of the article below.

Agriculture in Indian Country was a nearly $6.5 billion industry in 2022, according to the most recent Census of Agriculture, up from $3.5 billion just five years earlier. Cattle ranching was the most common form of agriculture production, occurring on 39% of farms operated by Native Americans, said Erin Parker, executive director of the Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative at the University of Arkansas School of Law, speaking during the second-annual State of Native Agriculture address. Poultry production and fruit and nut farming also continued to grow in popularity among Indigenous producers, she said.

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