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NTDA suspension is lifted

An agricultural loan program headquartered at Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation is back in business after its funding was suspended by the U.S. Department of Agriculture two weeks ago.

"We're back in full operation," said John Sunchild, chief executive officer of the National Tribal Development Association, which administers the Indian Credit Outreach Program for the Farm Service Agency of USDA. The program helps Native Americans prepare applications and meet the requirements to get agricultural loans in 28 states.

Credit Outreach offices were shut down on Jan. 16 after NTDA received a letter fro...


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