Policy Committees

NASDA Committees

Animal Agriculture Committee

Chair: Jim Barbee, NevadaVice Chair:John McMillan, AlabamaNASDA Staff Contacts:Britt AasmundstadJurisdiction:Matters within the jurisdiction of the Animal Agriculture Committee shall include those related to animal health generally; agricultural research; animal damage control; and such other matters as may be determined by the Board of Directors.

Food Regulation Committee

Chair: Richard Ball, New YorkVice Chair: Don Brown, ColoradoNASDA Staff Contact:Bob Ehart, Janell Hendren (Hill-facing policy lead)Jurisdiction:Matters within the jurisdiction of the Food Regulation Committee shall include those related to labeling, inspection, and regulation of raw and processed food (including meat, poultry, and seafood) and food production, processing and marketing…

Marketing and International Trade Committee

Chair: Derek Sandison, WashingtonVice Chair:Mike Jaspers, South DakotaNASDA Staff Contact: Nathan Bowen/Amanda Culp (domestic marketing)Jurisdiction:The Marketing and International Trade Committee oversees policy issues related to domestic marketing and promotion programs; marketing orders; specialty crops; nutrition; global and regional international trade agreements; programs to assist…

Natural Resources and Environment Committee

Chair: Doug Miyamoto, WyomingVice Chair:Jai Templeton, TennesseeStaff Contact:Britt AasmundstadJurisdiction: Matters within the jurisdiction of the Natural Resources and Environment Committee shall include those related to nonpoint source pollution and general water quality issues; public lands management; farmland management; conservation issues; threatened and endangered species;…

Plant Agriculture and Pesticide Regulation Committee

Matters within the jurisdiction of the Plant Agriculture and Pesticide Regulation Committee shall include those related to plant health generally; biotechnology regulatory issues; pollinator health; pesticides; Integrated Pest Management; resistance issues; invasive species; and such other matters as may be determined by the Board of Directors. Chair: Jim Reese, OklahomaVice Chair:Sandy…

Rural Development & Financial Security Committee

Chairman: Russell Redding, PennsylvaniaVice Chair:Ben Thomas, MontanaNASDA Contacts:Britt AasmundstadJurisdiction:Matters within the jurisdiction of the Rural Development and Financial Security Committee shall include those related to agricultural credit and financing, rural economic development; crop insurance and disaster assistance, income and commodity support programs (including…