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Food/Agriculture

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Zach Ducheneaux, a longtime champion for Native farmers and agricultural producers via the Intertribal Agriculture Council, has been named administrator of the Farm Service Agency at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. 

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Native American Agriculture Fund has a theory that an Indigenous perspective will improve response rates and, by extension, existing data on food insecurity.

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Access to equipment is one of the most significant barriers for potential Native agricultural producers. 

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In a move experts say will benefit Native producers, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency has suspended past-due debt collection and foreclosures for distressed farmers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Native American Agriculture Fund has partnered with education advocacy group National Agriculture in the Classroom Organization to expand Indigenous access to select initiatives.

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More than 80 food and agriculture-focused organizations have signed a letter encouraging the incoming Biden administration to appoint a Native American ag leader to high office within the United States Department of Agriculture.

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The National Congress of American Indians will host a webinar next Thursday to launch its new Tribal Food Sovereignty Resource Directory.

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HOMINY, Okla. – The Osage Nation has taken steps to establish better food security for its members during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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A remarkable arrival prompted Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin, Jr. and Deputy Chief Bryan Warner to visit Cherokee Nation Bison Ranch in early December. 

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Restaurateur Bleu Adams has been involved for years in industry conversations regarding how Black and Indigenous voices are often ignored or not offered a seat at the table.