Around the State with Commissioner Pate

Dan Alabama, Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI), Around the State with Commissioner Pate, Census of Agriculture, USDA-NASS

In this week’s “Around the State with Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture Rick Pate”, he talks to Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman about the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) Winter Policy Conference in Arlington, Virginia. Commissioner, could you explain what NASDA is? That’s our weekly Around the State with Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) Commissioner, Rick Pate.


NASDA Sets 2023 Policy Priorities

Dan Agri-Business

The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) announced the organization’s primary policy focus for 2023. NASDA members, the state commissioners, secretaries and directors of agriculture, hand-selected seven issues to focus on. The issues include the 2023 Farm Bill, which NASDA says must remain unified, securing a commitment to American agriculture and the critical food and nutritional assistance programs …


NASDA Conducts Vietnam Trade Mission

Dan Agri-Business, Exports/Imports, This Land of Ours, Trade

Exploring trade opportunities with Vietnam. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) members and leadership traveled to Vietnam last week. The delegation embarked on the organization’s first trade mission to explore global emerging markets through the Department of Agriculture Emerging Markets Program. NASDA President and Wyoming Department of Agriculture Director Doug …


USDA Announces Fertilizer Production Grants

Dan Fertilizer, USDA-RD

While speaking at the annual meeting of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA), Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced $500 million in grants is available to increase American-made fertilizer production. It’s an effort to spur competition and combat price hikes on U.S. farmers caused by the war in Ukraine. “Under the leadership of President Biden and Vice President …

New Ag Coalition Focuses on Bioeconomy

Dan Bioeconomy, Corn, Hemp, Livestock, Poultry, Soybeans, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours

A new coalition of agriculture groups with a new focus. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Several industry associations launched the Ag Bioeconomy Coalition just days ago, to advance federal policy initiatives that foster growth toward a circular economy based on innovative products derived from agricultural commodities. Encompassing a broad range of technologies, the ag bioeconomy uses renewable, …

Farm Bill

NASDA Announces Priorities for the 2023 Farm Bill

Dan Farm Bill

State agriculture officials announced their priorities for the upcoming 2023 Farm Bill discussion. The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) will direct its policy advocacy efforts regarding the bill towards ten specific policy areas. During the hybrid 2022 NASDA Winter Policy Conference last week, members laid the foundation for those priorities. They want to focus attention on agriculture …


North American Ag Officials Affirm Role of States and Provinces in Implementation of USMCA

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

(NASDA) — Members of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) and their state and provincial counterparts from Mexico and Canada today issued a joint communiqué underscoring the role of states and provinces in successful implementation of the United States-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) Trade Agreement. North American state and provincial agriculture officials gathered virtually this week for the 29th annual Tri-National Agricultural …


Dairy, Ag Groups Urge President Trump to Act Immediately to Halt Canada’s Continued Disregard of Trade Obligations

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release, Trade

The U.S. dairy sector and state agriculture officials urged President Donald Trump to take immediate action against Canada’s repeated and escalating disregard for its trade obligations under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Most recently, Canada implemented a new national pricing policy that blatantly blocks American dairy exports and will enable significant dumping of Canadian dairy products onto the …