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Attend NASDA's American Food Fair, Co-Located with the NRA Show in Chicago

NASDA invites you to join us for the the 2018 American Food Fair, co-located with the National Restaurant Association's Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show in Chicago, Illinois! This event is the largest foodservice and hospitality marketplace in the Western Hemisphere and brings together buyers, suppliers and industry experts in a high-energy environment. NASDA and USDA's Foreign…

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25 GOP senators call for Trump to rejoin TPP

A group of 25 Republican senators is urging President Trump to consider rejoining the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), pledging to expedite approval of trade nominees if the President follows through. Lawmakers contend that U.S. participation in TPP would fit with the Republican tax overhaul and the administration's regulatory reforms. While the President officially withdrew from TPP just…

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Commerce Gives Trump Plans to Impose Stiff Restrictions on Steel, Aluminum Imports

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross laid out tariff proposals that President Trump could use to restrict steel and aluminum imports. One of these proposals calls for a 24 percent tariff on all foreign steel imports, impacting allies such as Canada, the European Union and Mexico, as well as China and other suppliers. The department was tasked by Trump to study possible ways to restrict imports…

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USDA Supports Disaster Recovery with Temporary Expansion of Puerto Rico Nutrition Assistance

Puerto Rico residents continuing to recover from the impacts of recent hurricanes could be eligible for increased nutrition assistance, thanks to a grant from the USDA. This temporary assistance will be distributed through the Puerto Rico Nutrition Assistance Program (NAP), beginning March 1. NAP is administered by the USDA and is operated by the Puerto Rico Department of the Family. …

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Partner Spotlight: Corn Refiners Association

This week's Partner Spotlight is John Bode, President & CEO, Corn Refiners Association. Corn Refiners Association is a 2018 NASDA Partner at the Supporter Level. How long have you been with Corn Refiners Association and what is your current role?I have been President & CEO of the Corn Refiners Association for almost five years. How does the mission of Corn Refiners Association motivate…

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State Ag Officials Applaud Bipartisan Effort to Give Farmers Certainty Under CERCLA

The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) today applauded the introduction of the Fair Agricultural Reporting Method Act (FARM Act), S. 2421, which would clarify that farmers and ranchers are not required to report livestock manure data under Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), a law intended to regulate toxic…

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NASDA Statement on President Trump’s Infrastructure Proposal

Following yesterday’s release of the White House’s Legislative Outline for Rebuilding Infrastructure in America, National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) CEO Dr. Barbara P. Glenn issued the following statement: “Modernized infrastructure is necessary for transporting agriculture goods to market and keeping farmers and ranchers in business. Infrastructure…

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Partner Spotlight: Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems Funders (SAFSF)

This week's Partner Spotlight is Virginia Clarke, Executive Director, Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems Funders (SAFSF). SAFSF is a 2018 NASDA Partner at the Board of Director's Level. How long have you been with SAFSF and what is your current role?I started with SAFSF in January 2003 and served as a part-time Coordinator for the first several years. As the network has grown – from…

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Pesticide Data Program Releases Annual Summary Confirms 99% of Foods Have Pesticide Residues Below EPA Standards

The Pesticide Data Program’s (PDP) 2016 Annual Summary is now available. USDA AMS conducts this program each year to collect data on pesticide residues in food. The PDP tests a wide variety of domestic and imported foods, with a strong focus on foods that are consumed by infants and children. The PDP annual summary provides reliable data to help assure consumers that the food they…