Combating the spread of diseases, protecting animal health and welfare, ensuring plant health, and guarding against the spread of invasive species are key responsibilities of state departments of agriculture. NASDA members are actively engaged in these issues at the state, federal and international level to ensure the safety and profitability of U.S. agriculture.

Committee of Jurisdiction: Animal Agriculture Committee

Chair:
Secretary Blayne Arthur, Oklahoma

Vice Chair:
Commissioner Charlie Hatcher, Tennessee

NASDA Staff Contacts:
Rebecca Barnett

Jurisdiction:
Matters within the jurisdiction of the Animal Agriculture Committee shall include those related to animal biotechnology, farm bill implementation, animal health, animal traceability, FSIS/Meat Inspection, and cell-based meat.

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Animal Health
& Welfare

Animal
Biotechnology

Interstate Meat
Inspection

Meat
Processing

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