WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) announced today the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) awarded the following three grants totaling $644,600:

  • $549,983 to the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians to focus on food sovereignty and increase tribal farmers on the reservation;
  • $48,675 to Dakota College at Bottineu to provide beginning farming assistance to North Dakota Native Americans and veterans; and
  • $45,942 to the Foundation for Agricultural And Rural Resources Management And Sustainability to Developing Culturally Appropriate Farmer Education With The Spirit Lake Nation.