This is the unofficial blog of the LL.M. Program in Agricultural & Food Law at the University of Arkansas School of Law.
We study the law of food and agriculture from farm to fork, from the perspective of the farmer, the retailer, and the consumer.
Concern about the safety and sustainability of the global food system makes agricultural and food law studies one of the most vibrant areas of legal practice and policy analysis.
Monday, December 12, 2016
Indigenous Food & Ag Initiative to Help Quapaw Tribe With Processing Plant
Bumpers College, School of Law Help Quapaw Tribe With Processing Plant
The University of Arkansas Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences and School of Law are collaborating to assist in the design and construction of a meat processing plant for the Quapaw tribe near Miami, Oklahoma.
Janie Hipp, Director of the Indigenous Food & Agricultural Initiative was on hand during the groundbreaking ceremony in August. The plant is expected to be operational in May, 2017, and will provide U of A students with opportunities for experience and training. The plant will include a classroom, laboratory and test kitchen, and is being designed to process up to 50 animals per week.
The tribe has cattle and bison on a ranch outside Miami. The ultimate goal of the ranch is to raise, slaughter, process, package and ship its own products to local businesses and stores, including the tribe’s restaurants in Quapaw Casino and Downstream Casino Resort.