USDA Invests in Bison Purchase Pilot Incorporating Indian Country Bison for Tribal Feeding Programs


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WASHINGTON, Oct. 12, 2023 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is announcing partnerships for a new, interagency pilot project aimed at offering more localized ground bison meat for tribal communities through the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR). The pilot will look at changes to how USDA purchases bison to better support buying the meat from local, small, and mid-sized bison herd managers and delivering it directly to their local tribal communities.

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