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Arlington, Virginia, United States

Following the announcement of the Council on Environmental Quality’s release of modernized National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations, National Association of State Department of Agriculture (NASDA) President and North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring issued the following statement:

“NASDA members and their federal partners have consistently relied on a common-sense regulatory framework to serve the food, agriculture, and forestry community,” said Goehring. “Modernizing NEPA is critical for the continued effectiveness of one of our nation’s bedrock environmental laws. NASDA appreciates the emphasis on investing in states as co-regulatory partners. Whether on NEPA, Waters of the United States, or Hours of Service rules for livestock haulers, supporting regulatory efficiency ultimately supports American agriculture.”

NASDA is a nonpartisan, nonprofit association which represents the elected and appointed commissioners, secretaries and directors of the departments of agriculture in all 50 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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