Environment

USDA Blog: Ft. McDermitt Paiute-Shoshone Tribe airs concerns





The Department of Agriculture took its Farm Bill Road Show to the Fort McDermitt Paiute-Shoshone Tribe in Nevada:
USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) and a number of other partners joined NRCS for the Farm Bill Road Show, which consisted of information sessions held at various sites across the state, meeting with hundreds of farmers and ranchers and several tribes. One of those stops along the way was with the Ft. McDermitt Paiute-Shoshone Tribe.

The Farm Bill consolidated several programs and gave life to a few others. Additionally, these sessions gave NRCS conservationists a chance to talk about other opportunities, including StrikeForce for Rural Growth and Opportunity.

StrikeForce is a national initiative that addresses high-priority funding and technical assistance needs in rural communities in 20 states, including Nevada, with a special emphasis on historically underserved populations.

The Farm Bill Road Show built on an earlier wave of sessions on StrikeForce, including a February visit to the Ft. McDermitt Paiute-Shoshone Tribe for a listening session to learn about some of the tribe’s concerns.

Get the Story:
Heather Emmons: USDA Nevada Agencies Join Forces to Provide Farm Bill Information (USDA Blog 5/15)