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Following yesterday’s passage of the Protecting America’s Food and Agriculture Act, NASDA CEO Dr. Barb Glenn released the following statement:

“Invasive species have been estimated to cost the US economy more than $120 billion annually, with more than half of that amount representing damage to American agriculture. The bipartisan Protecting America’s Food and Agriculture Act empowers state departments of agriculture to further protect our environment through employing additional agricultural specialists and increasing financial support for invasive species prevention and research.”

NASDA has supported the Protecting America’s Food and Agriculture Act since its introduction in 2019 and has worked to protect our nation against invasive species for decades.


NASDA is a nonpartisan, nonprofit association which represents the elected and appointed commissioners, secretaries, and directors of the departments of agriculture in all fifty states and four U.S. territories. NASDA grows and enhances agriculture by forging partnerships and creating consensus to achieve sound policy outcomes between state departments of agriculture, the federal government, and stakeholders. Learn more about NASDA at

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