Letters, Comments & Testimony

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2005-04-11 Support for S. 359, The Agricultural Job Opportunity, Benefits, and Security Act of 2005

April 11, 2005Dear Senator:The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) urges you to support enactment of S.359, the Agricultural Job Opportunity, Benefits, and Security Act of 2005, or AgJOBS.  This bill is sponsored by Senators Larry Craig (R-Idaho) and Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) with 44 cosponsors.  This landmark bipartisan legislation would achieve historic…

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NASDA Urges Senate to Approve S. 2611: AgJOBS

September 28, 2006Members of the U.S. SenateDear Senator:The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) urges you to approve an amendment that may be brought forth during the upcoming consideration of border security legislation.  The amendment would include specifically the agricultural provisions of S. 2611, the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2006 (known…

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2004-09-13 Continuation of Critical PPQ Funding for FY05

 September 13, 2004The Honorable Ted Stevens Chairman, Committee on Appropriations The United States Senate Hart Office Building, Room 522 Washington, DC 20510Dear Senator Stevens:RE: Agricultural Appropriations IssuesThe National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA), representing the commissioners, secretaries, and directors of agriculture in the fifty states and…

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2001-03-15 Letter to Congress requesting increased funding for research diagnostics facilities

 March 15, 2001Dear Member of Congress:The Federal Agricultural Improvement and Reform (FAIR) Act (the 1996 Farm Bill) began the process of fundamental change in agriculture. The seven-year phase out of commodity programs which the legislation initiated, emphasizes the need for greater global competitiveness in agriculture. This increases the demand for sound, progressive agricultural…

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2002-03-12 S. 1482, the Animal Health Protection Act

 March 12, 2002The Honorable Larry Combest Chair, U.S. House Agriculture Committee 1025 Longworth House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515Dear Chairman Combest:When the House and Senate meet this week in conference to iron out the respective differences between the House and Senate Farm Bills, we strongly urge you to include language in support of animal health. Specifically,…

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2004-08-13 FDA Regulation of Animal Feed

 August 13, 2004 Division of Dockets Management (HFA-305)Food and Drug Administration5630 Fishers Lane, Rm 1061Rockville, MD 20850RE: Docket No. 2004N-0264/ RIN 0910-AF46The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan association of public officials comprised of the Commissioners, Secretaries and Directors of the fifty states and four…

Testimony

Testimony of Mr. Bobby R Acord

Testimony ofMr. Bobby R. AcordAdministratorAnimal and Plant Health Inspection ServicesUnited States Department of AgricultureBefore the Subcommittees onForests and Forest Health andFisheries Conservation, Wildlife and OceansCommittee on ResourcesUnited States House of RepresentativesJune 19, 2003Mr. Chairman and Members of the Subcommittee, thank you for this opportunity to speak with you…

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Coalition Letter to the Senate Agriculture Committee in support of S.1988

ALL MEMBERS OF THE SENATE AGRICULTURE COMMITTEEFebruary 24, 2000The Honorable Richard Lugar Chairman, Senate Agriculture Committee 328A Russell Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515Dear Mr. Chairman:The organizations listed below write today in strong support of S. 1988, the Federal Meat and Poultry Inspection Requirements Act of 1999. This bill would permit interstate shipment of…

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Letter from Fred L. Dailey in support of S 1988

The Honorable Richard G. Lugar U.S Senate 306 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510-1401Dear Senator Lugar:On behalf of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA), I urge you to take prompt action on legislation (S.1988) introduced by Senators Daschle and Hatch to remove the unfair ban on interstate shipment of meat and poultry products from…