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To eat, to live, to survive: Advancing Native American food sovereignty.

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There's $3.3 billion worth of agricultural products that Native Americans are producing, yet a lot of that money is going elsewhere because a lot of tribes do not have processing plants or the ability to process and distribute locally. A lot of that goes outside the community and into the general food system.

Journalist Kim Baca reports on the work of a Native American coalition to build tribal food sovereignty - by working to advance legislation within the upcoming Farm Bill that provides access to capital for expanding agricultural infrastructure, funds research and provides for Native control over food assistance programs on their land. 

Kim wrote the article Native Communities are Fighting for a More Inclusive Farm Bill for Civil Eats, republished at In These Times.

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Kim Baca

Kim Baca is an Albuquerque-based freelance reporter.

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