Minneapolis Fed features Zach Ducheneaux and Indian agriculture. "Banks will use trust land as an…
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Minneapolis Fed features Zach Ducheneaux and Indian agriculture. "Banks will use trust land as an excuse to offer unfair terms," he says.
Reinventing the agricultural economy in Indian Country | Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
Zach Ducheneaux is the secretary of the board for the Intertribal Agriculture Council (IAC), an organization focused on efforts to improve American Indian communities by strengthening the food economy of Indian Country. Founded at the urging of Congress in 1987, the IAC received funding from Congress through the Bureau of Indian Affairs before forging out on its own in the 1990s. The organization is involved with farmers at an individual level, providing technical assistance and education, and also works at a policy level, interacting with tribal, local, state, and federal authorities to give Native agricultural ventures better access to financial resources.