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NASDA says FSA opening is a step in the right direction

After the USDA’s announcement today that it will open some Farm Service Agency offices for a limited time to perform certain functions during the ongoing partial government shutdown, NASDA CEO Dr. Barb Glenn released the following statement: “The limited reopening of some of USDA’s Farm Service agency offices is helpful to America’s farmers and ranchers. Notwithstanding, it is…

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Washington Wrap Up

Last week in Washington, the U.S. and Chinese negotiators met to discuss structural changes in China’s trade practices, the European Union continued its strong stance against the inclusion of agriculture in a potential U.S. – EU trade deal, and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative brought action against Peru’s environmental practices in an effort to affirm democratic support…

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NASDA calls on Congress and the Administration to reopen government and end negative impact on American agriculture

The partial government shutdown is having immediate and cascading effects on our nation’s farms and ranches. Therefore, NASDA calls on Congress and the Administration to swiftly reach an agreement that re-opens the government. While some USDA staff continue to operate a limited number of programs, we know that all hands on deck are required to successfully direct every program American…

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Vermont Agency of Agriculture: Grants Available to Support Dairy in Schools

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, & Markets (VAAFM) seeks proposals from qualified organizations or individuals for the Dairy Education in School Communities (DESC) initiative. This program utilizes support from the Vermont Dairy Promotion Council to enhance educational outcomes through dairy-related programming and fostering a stronger connection between Vermont dairy farmers and…

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Oklahoma: Unwanted Pesticide Disposal Programs Sees Success

Two Unwanted Pesticide Disposal Programs resulted in the combined disposal of just under 120,000 pounds of unwanted pesticides.The two programs, one held in Woodward in September 2018 and one held in Lawton in October 2018, gave pesticide applicators and dealers, homeowners, farmers, ranchers and gardeners the chance to dispose of pesticides – free of charge up to 2,000 pounds – and…

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Washington Wrap Up

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) released negotiating objectives for United States-Japan Trade Agreement (USJTA) negotiations. NASDA is watching closely for more information on this agreement, as securing new export market access and fostering a stable trade policy environment is one of NASDA’s 2019 policy goals.

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NASDA New Members

2019 newly announced commissioners, secretaries, and directors of agriculture

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2019 WPC Pre-meeting Documents for Members

Policy Amendments and Action Items:Policy Amendments and Action Items should be submitted to Alex Noffsinger by Friday, January 25. Items submitted after this date will require a 2/3 vote. Details on NASDA’s policy process and Policy Amendment/Action Item Forms are available below. Please contact Alex with any questions about our policy process. Proxies: NASDA Members wishing to…