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Native America Calling: The state of Native agriculture on The Menu
Friday, March 29, 2024

The Menu: State of Native Ag, ramp season, and important Native women
The future of Native agriculture depends on educating new generations of farmers and securing tribal water rights.

Those are two of the conclusions from this year’s State of Native Agriculture Address. Federal agriculture agency leaders and Native non-profit agriculture representatives also praise new federal financial support programs and express the need make sure tribes’ interests are addressed in the overdue Farm Bill.

Native American Agriculture Fund: State of Native Agriculture Address

Out on the land, it’s ramp (wild onion) season and time for cooks to share new and traditional wild onion dishes. And, for Women’s History Month, we’re focusing on the mothers, grandmothers, and ancestral matriarchs who keeping Indigenous foods alive.

The Menu is Native America Calling’s regular feature on Indigenous food sovereignty, hosted and produced by Andi Murphy.

Allium tricoccum
Allium tricoccum, commonly known as ramps or wild leek, growing on the Batchewana First Nation in Ontario, Canada. Photo: Fungus Guy

Guests on Native America Calling
Melissa Baehr (Anishinaabe Ojibwe), chef and owner of Indigenous Deliciousness

Elena Terry (Ho-Chunk), executive chef and founder of Wild Bearies

Whitney Sawney, director of communications and policy for the Native American Agriculture Fund

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