Native American agricultural leaders detail farm bill priorities at U.S. Senate hearing

Some Indigenous leaders call for expansion of tribal management to all USDA nutrition, forestry and food safety inspection programs

By: - March 27, 2023 4:50 am
two brown bulls approach the camera from light tan grass, as a blue sky hangs above them

Raramuri Criollo cattle at the ARS Jornada Experimental Range in New Mexico. (Photo by Andrea Campanella / USDA Agricultural Research Service)

WASHINGTON — A roundtable of Native American agricultural leaders at a recent U.S. Senate hearing lobbied for increased sovereignty and social justice in the coming farm bill by expanding tribes’ jurisdiction over U.S. Department of Agriculture programs.

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Adam Goldstein
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