Press Release – 

Arlington, Virginia

“NASDA congratulates the Honorable Tom Vilsack on his confirmation to lead USDA as the 32nd U.S. agriculture secretary. Vilsack’s leadership, experience and understanding of the value of state agriculture departments will contribute to real and lasting impacts for farmers, ranchers and communities across our nation.

NASDA is especially enthusiastic to work with the Secretary on our shared priorities including protecting the food supply chain, advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in agriculture, building and maintaining markets that advance local and rural economies, and promoting science-based solutions to climate challenges.

As co-regulators with the federal government on agricultural, food and environmental policies, NASDA will work with the Secretary to ensure agriculture leads the way toward a healthy and resilient world.”

– NASDA CEO Dr. Barb Glenn


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 American agriculture through policy, partnerships and public engagement. To learn more about NASDA, please visit

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