Policy Brief Summary Last week, there were three congressional hearings pertinent to Tribal food and agriculture. Two were in the House Natural Resources Committee concerning modernization of the Federal Land Management Act and Tribal economic development,...
Policy Brief Summary Senate Indian Affairs Committee heard testimony last week on several bills supporting Tribal self-determination and self-governance. This week, there will be two Congressional hearings. The first is the House Natural Resource Committee hearing on...
Policy Brief Summary Last week, the House Natural Resources Committee met with representatives from several tribes to discuss how to improve the Land Buy-Back Program. This week, the Senate Indian Affairs Committee hears pending legislation. There are opportunities to...
Native Farm Bill Coalition
The Farm Bill is a large piece of legislation that passes every five years, and it determines funding for USDA programs. It typically includes 12 separate titles focused on everything from nutrition to crop insurance, and has a profound impact on Indian Country.
The Native Farm Bill Coalition (NFBC) brings together the voices of Tribes, intertribal organizations, other Native organizations and non-Native allies around the country to advocate with a strong, unified voice in Washington, D.C., to advance investments in Native agricultural production, rural infrastructure, economic development, conservation, and forestry.
The Native Farm Bill Coalition was formed in 2017 ahead of the 2018 the largest-ever coordinated effort in Indian County around federal food, agriculture, and nutrition policy. The NFBC was co-founded by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC), the Intertribal Agriculture Council (IAC), the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), and the Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative (IFAI) as the Coalition’s official research partner. Learn more about the Native Farm Bill Coalition at www.nativefarmbill.com.
Recent Publications and Infographics
Publications & Infographics – 2013 – 2022
Indian Country Stats - A Brief overview of Indian Country
Reimagining Hunger Responses in Times of Crisis
Child Nutrition Programs in Indian Country
Public Law No: 117 - 58
Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations
Traditional Foods in FDPIR
Intertribal Food Systems Report
Agricultural Resource Management Plan Process
Child Nutrition Facts
School Meals: National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program
Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Program in Schools
Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (Public Law 93-638)
Market Access Program
Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)
Program Highlight: Farm Service Agency (FSA)
Economic Development Opportunities in the 2018 Farm Bill
Program Highlight: Federally Recognized Tribes Extension Program (FRTEP)
Special Milk Program
NRCS Alternative Funding Arrangements (AFAs)
Program Highlight: Natural Resources Conservation Service
2017 Census of Agriculture Update
The 2018 Farm Bill and the Legal Landscape for Industrial Hemp Production in Indian Country
Regaining Our Future: An Assessment of Risks and Opportunities for Native Communities in the 2018 Farm Bill
Jamie Simms Hipp & Colby D. Duren (2018)
Optimizing Distribution Center Location and Delivery Schemes for the USDA's Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)
Karli Moore, Et Al. (2018)
Building Indian Country's Future Through Food, Agriculture, Infrastructure, and Economic Development in the 2018 Farm Bill
Janie Simms Hipp, Colby D. Duren, and Erin S. Parker (2018)