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Tribal Consultations

The Office of Tribal Relations serves as the single point of contact for consultation with American Indian and Alaskan Native Governments and continues to refine the consultation process to ensure strong partnerships that will preserve Tribal sovereignty and result in high quality service for farmers, ranchers, consumers, and other constituents.

USDA Departmental Regulation on Tribal Consultation, Coordination, and Collaboration

Presidential Executive Order on Tribal Consultation

USDA Consultation Action Plan (PDF, 323 KB)


Upcoming Consultations

FDPIR 638 Demonstration Project Consultation

Date: October 28, 2020
Time: 2 pm – 4 pm Eastern Time
Call-In Number: 844-867-6169
Call-In Passcode: 6936108

2020 OCT. FDPIR Consultation Invitation (PDF, 233 KB)
2020 OCT. FDPIR Consultation Proxy Letter Template (PDF, 63.1 KB)
2020 OCT. FDPIR Consultation Agenda (PDF, 129 KB)
2020 OCT. FDPIR Consultation Crosswalk (PDF, 131 KB)
2020 OCT. FDPIR Consultation Criteria Handout (PDF, 192 KB)


Previous Consultations

September 24, 2020 - USDA Industrial Hemp Interim Final Rule Consultation

Establishment of a Domestic Hemp Production Program; Comment Period Reopened 

2020 Hemp Consultation Invitation 
2020 Hemp Consultation Proxy Letter Template (PDF, 67.6 KB)
2020 Industrial Hemp Consultation Agenda (PDF, 116 KB)

July 15, 2020 - USDA Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) Consultation

Tribal Leader Invitation (PDF, 176 KB)
Tribal Leader Proxy Letter Template (PDF, 88.2 KB)
Draft Criteria - FDPIR Self-Determination Demonstration Project (PDF, 173 KB)

December 11, 2019 - Industrial Hemp, Las Vegas, NV

Industrial Hemp Consultation Invitation (PDF, 682 KB)
Industrial Hemp Consultation Proxy Letter (PDF, 129 KB)

December 10, 2019 - Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) Tribal Leader Work Group Consultation, Las Vegas, NV

FDPIR Consultation Tribal Leader Letter (PDF, 572 KB)
FDPIR Consultation Proxy Letter (PDF, 69.0 KB)

June 26, 2019 - 2018 Farm Bill Implementation Tribal Consultation and Listening Session, Sparks, NV

USDA 2018 Farm Bill Consultation Agenda (PDF, 82.6 KB)
USDA 2018 Farm Bill Tribal Consultation Invitation (PDF, 1.1 MB)
Farm Bill Consultation Proxy Letter (PDF, 27.9 KB)

June 10, 2019 - Food Distribution on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) Tribal Leader Work Group Consultation, Choctaw, MS

FDPIR Final Agenda (PDF, 184 KB)
Invitation to Tribal Leaders (PDF, 509 KB)
FDPIR Consultation Proxy Letter (PDF, 19.9 KB)

May 1-2, 2019 - 2018 Farm Bill Implementation Tribal Consultation, Washington, DC
2018 Farm Bill and Legislative Principles (link to PDF)
Summary side-by-side comparison (link to PDF)

USDA 2018 Farm Bill Tribal Consultation Invitation (PDF, 550 KB)
May 2019 USDA Farm Bill Consultation Agenda (PDF, 155 KB)

February 14, 2019 - Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) Tribal Leaders Consultation Work Group (PDF, 434 KB)

June 11, 2018 - Food Distribution on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) Tribal Consultation Invitation (PDF, 760 KB) | FDPIR Tribal Consultation Agenda (PDF, 198 KB)

May 14-15, 2018 – Invitation to New Mexico 2018 Farm Bill Consultation (PDF, 515 KB) | Agenda for New Mexico 2018 Farm Bill Consultation (PDF, 347 KB)

October 19, 2017 - Deputy Secretary Censky Consulting on USDA Reorganization in Milwaukee, WI (PDF, 118 KB)

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