October 16, 2023 - Environmental and Energy Study Institute
Environmental and Energy Study Institute recently featured the Native Farm Bill Coalition in an article titled "Growing Stronger: The Federally Recognized Tribes Extension Program at work” discussing an opportunity for increased support of Federally Recognized Tribes Extension Program (FRTEP) through meaningful inclusion of groups like NFBC in policy formation. Read an excerpt of the article below:
The Farm Bill, the country’s single largest law governing agriculture and food systems, presents an opportunity to increase support for FRTEP, and by extension, for Indigenous communities and traditional, sustainable agricultural practices.
The 2018 Farm Bill included a record 63 provisions supporting Native agricultural producers and related USDA programs, setting the stage for increased prioritization in the upcoming iteration. The 2023 Farm Bill process is already well-underway, but policymakers still have time to ensure that the voices of Indigenous agricultural leaders, including groups such as the Native Farm Bill Coalition (NFBC), are meaningfully included in policy formation. The resulting climate, cultural, economic, and health benefits would be welcome.
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