budget

NASDA Disappointed with Trump Budget Proposal

Dan Economy, Industry News Release

The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture expressed disappointment this week in the content of President Trump’s budget proposal. NASDA CEO Barbara Glenn says the budget request would “negatively impact agriculture, particularly at a time when many in agriculture are facing a serious economic downturn.” NASDA expects Congress to ensure the programs agriculture needs, including those within the Department …

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State Ag Officials Want Bilateral Trade Talks to Commence

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

State agriculture officials are questioning the Trump Administration on the promise of creating new bilateral trade deals. During a meeting in Washington, D.C. this week, the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture members commented on the lack of new bilateral agreements, as promised by the administration a year ago. Trump promised bilateral agreements as he withdrew the U.S. from …

state

State Ag Officials Set 2018 Policy Priorities

Dan Industry News Release

The National State Departments of Agriculture this week set top policy priorities for the year during a Washington, D.C. event. During the organization’s annual Winter Policy Conference, leaders of state agriculture departments called passing a unified farm bill, along with the successful modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement, top issues for 2018. The group also calls implementation of …

coalition

Ag Coalition Formed to Support NAFTA

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

A new coalition of agriculture groups is focusing on the importance of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). More than 30 organizations across the agriculture sector announced the formation of Americans for Farmers & Families, noting that food and agriculture supports 43 million U.S. jobs and depends on trade with Canada and Mexico. The group was formed to “ensure” …