Council for Native American Farming and Ranching, 70259 [2013-28176]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 227 / Monday, November 25, 2013 / Notices Total Burden Hours: 136,000. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–28251 Filed 11–22–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Council for Native American Farming and Ranching AGENCY: Office of Tribal Relations, USDA. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. This notice announces a forthcoming meeting of The Council for Native American Farming and Ranching (CNAFR) a public advisory committee of the Office of Tribal Relations (OTR). Notice of the meetings are provided in accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2). This will be the fifth meeting of the CNAFR and will consist of, but not limited to: Hearing public comments; update on USDA programs and activities; and discussion of committee priorities. This meeting will be open to the public. DATES: The meeting will be held on December 12th, 2013 from 8: 30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and December 13th, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The meeting will be open to the public. Note that a period for public comment will be held on December 11th, 2013 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting and public comment period will be held at the Flamingo Las Vegas, 3555 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109. WRITTEN COMMENTS: Written comments may be submitted to: John Lowery, Designated Federal Officer, Office of Tribal Relations (OTR), 1400 Independence Ave. SW., Whitten Bldg., 500–A, Washington, DC 20250; by Fax: (202) 720–1058; or by email: John.Lowery@osec.usda.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions should be directed to John Lowery, Designated Federal Officer, Office of Tribal (OTR), 1400 Independence Ave. SW., Whitten Bldg., 500–A, Washington, DC 20250; by Fax: (202) 720–1058 or email: John.Lowery@ osec.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) as amended (5 U.S.C. App. 2), USDA established an advisory council for Native American farmers and ranchers. The CNAFR is a discretionary advisory committee established under sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:53 Nov 22, 2013 Jkt 232001 the authority of the Secretary of Agriculture, in furtherance of the settlement agreement in Keepseagle v. Vilsack that was granted final approval by the District Court for the District of Columbia on April 28, 2011. The CNAFR will operate under the provisions of the FACA and report to the Secretary of Agriculture. The purpose of the CNAFR is (1) to advise the Secretary of Agriculture on issues related to the participation of Native American farmers and ranchers in USDA farm loan programs; (2) to transmit recommendations concerning any changes to FSA regulations or internal guidance or other measures that would eliminate barriers to program participation for Native American farmers and ranchers; (3) to examine methods of maximizing the number of new farming and ranching opportunities created through the farm loan program through enhanced extension and financial literacy services; (4) to examine methods of encouraging intergovernmental cooperation to mitigate the effects of land tenure and probate issues on the delivery of USDA farm loan programs; (5) to evaluate other methods of creating new farming or ranching opportunities for Native American producers; and (6) to address other related issues as deemed appropriate. The Secretary of Agriculture selected a diverse group of members representing a broad spectrum of persons interested in providing solutions to the challenges of the aforementioned purposes. Equal opportunity practices were considered in all appointments to the CNAFR in accordance with USDA policies. The Secretary selected the members in May 2012. Interested persons may present views, orally or in writing, on issues relating to agenda topics before the CNAFR. Written submissions may be submitted to the contact person on or before December 6, 2013. Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled between approximately 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on December 11th. Those individuals interested in making formal oral presentations should notify the contact person and submit a brief statement of the general nature of the issue they wish to present and the names and addresses of proposed participants by December 6, 2013. All oral presentations will be given three (3) to five (5) minutes depending on the number of participants. OTR will also make meeting room and all agenda topics available to the public via the OTR Web site: https:// www.usda.gov/tribalrelations no later than 10 business days before the PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70259 meeting and at the meeting. In addition, the minutes from the meeting will be posted on the OTR Web site. OTR welcomes the attendance of the public at the CNAFR meetings and will make every effort to accommodate persons with physical disabilities or special needs. If you require special accommodations due to a disability, please contact John Lowery, at least 10 business days in advance of the meeting. Dated: November 15, 2013. Leslie Wheelock, Director, Office of Tribal Relations. [FR Doc. 2013–28176 Filed 11–22–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–05–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service [Doc. No. AMS–FV–13–0075] 2013–2015 Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice; call for nominations. AGENCY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is announcing a call for nominations to the Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee. The charter for the Committee was re-established for the 2013–2015 two-year term. DATES: Written nominations must be received on or before December 26, 2013. SUMMARY: Nominations should be sent to Charles W. Parrott, Deputy Administrator, Fruit and Vegetable Program, AMS, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 2077–S, Stop 0235, Washington, DC 20250–0235; Facsimile: (202) 720–0016. Email: Charles.parrott@ams.usda.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pamela Stanziani, Designated Federal Official; Phone: (202) 690–0182; Email: Pamela.stanziani@ams.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (5 U.S.C. App.), notice is hereby given that the Secretary of Agriculture has reestablished the Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee for two years. The purpose of the Committee is to examine the full spectrum of issues faced by the fruit and vegetable industry and provide suggestions and ideas to the Secretary on how USDA can tailor its programs to better meet the fruit and vegetable ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\25NON1.SGM 25NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Council for Native American Farming and Ranching

AGENCY: Office of Tribal Relations, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces a forthcoming meeting of The Council for 
Native American Farming and Ranching (CNAFR) a public advisory 
committee of the Office of Tribal Relations (OTR). Notice of the 
meetings are provided in accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2). This 
will be the fifth meeting of the CNAFR and will consist of, but not 
limited to: Hearing public comments; update on USDA programs and 
activities; and discussion of committee priorities. This meeting will 
be open to the public.

DATES: The meeting will be held on December 12th, 2013 from 8: 30 a.m. 
to 5 p.m. and December 13th, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The 
meeting will be open to the public. Note that a period for public 
comment will be held on December 11th, 2013 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting and public comment period will be held at the 
Flamingo Las Vegas, 3555 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, Nevada 
89109.

WRITTEN COMMENTS: Written comments may be submitted to: John Lowery, 
Designated Federal Officer, Office of Tribal Relations (OTR), 1400 
Independence Ave. SW., Whitten Bldg., 500-A, Washington, DC 20250; by 
Fax: (202) 720-1058; or by email: John.Lowery@osec.usda.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions should be directed to John 
Lowery, Designated Federal Officer, Office of Tribal (OTR), 1400 
Independence Ave. SW., Whitten Bldg., 500-A, Washington, DC 20250; by 
Fax: (202) 720-1058 or email: John.Lowery@osec.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the provisions of the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) as amended (5 U.S.C. App. 2), 
USDA established an advisory council for Native American farmers and 
ranchers. The CNAFR is a discretionary advisory committee established 
under the authority of the Secretary of Agriculture, in furtherance of 
the settlement agreement in Keepseagle v. Vilsack that was granted 
final approval by the District Court for the District of Columbia on 
April 28, 2011.
    The CNAFR will operate under the provisions of the FACA and report 
to the Secretary of Agriculture. The purpose of the CNAFR is (1) to 
advise the Secretary of Agriculture on issues related to the 
participation of Native American farmers and ranchers in USDA farm loan 
programs; (2) to transmit recommendations concerning any changes to FSA 
regulations or internal guidance or other measures that would eliminate 
barriers to program participation for Native American farmers and 
ranchers; (3) to examine methods of maximizing the number of new 
farming and ranching opportunities created through the farm loan 
program through enhanced extension and financial literacy services; (4) 
to examine methods of encouraging intergovernmental cooperation to 
mitigate the effects of land tenure and probate issues on the delivery 
of USDA farm loan programs; (5) to evaluate other methods of creating 
new farming or ranching opportunities for Native American producers; 
and (6) to address other related issues as deemed appropriate.
    The Secretary of Agriculture selected a diverse group of members 
representing a broad spectrum of persons interested in providing 
solutions to the challenges of the aforementioned purposes. Equal 
opportunity practices were considered in all appointments to the CNAFR 
in accordance with USDA policies. The Secretary selected the members in 
May 2012. Interested persons may present views, orally or in writing, 
on issues relating to agenda topics before the CNAFR.
    Written submissions may be submitted to the contact person on or 
before December 6, 2013. Oral presentations from the public will be 
scheduled between approximately 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on December 
11th. Those individuals interested in making formal oral presentations 
should notify the contact person and submit a brief statement of the 
general nature of the issue they wish to present and the names and 
addresses of proposed participants by December 6, 2013. All oral 
presentations will be given three (3) to five (5) minutes depending on 
the number of participants.
    OTR will also make meeting room and all agenda topics available to 
the public via the OTR Web site: https://www.usda.gov/tribalrelations no 
later than 10 business days before the meeting and at the meeting. In 
addition, the minutes from the meeting will be posted on the OTR Web 
site. OTR welcomes the attendance of the public at the CNAFR meetings 
and will make every effort to accommodate persons with physical 
disabilities or special needs. If you require special accommodations 
due to a disability, please contact John Lowery, at least 10 business 
days in advance of the meeting.

    Dated: November 15, 2013.
Leslie Wheelock,
Director, Office of Tribal Relations.
[FR Doc. 2013-28176 Filed 11-22-13; 8:45 am]
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