Cooperative Federalism

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NASDA calls for a renewed commitment to Cooperative Federalism—a robust partnership and role for states in federal policymaking—to ensure agriculture’s economic stability while guaranteeing safe and accessible food. Effective federal-state partnerships are needed now more than ever.

States Are More than Stakeholders
NASDA's unique voice at the nexus between the states and the federal government is critical to food and agriculture policy. As both co-regulators and promoters of agriculture with the federal government, NASDA Members are not simply stakeholders.

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Letter to Chairman Pryor and Ranking Member Blunt on FY 2014 Appropriations Priorities for the USDA and FDA

Dear Chairman Pryor and Ranking Member Blunt:As Congress prepares legislation making FY 2014 appropriations for USDA and FDA, the members of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) encourage you to support important programs to ensure a safe, affordable, and abundant food supply. NASDA represents the commissioners, secretaries, and directors of agriculture in…

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Letter to Chairman Aderholt and Ranking Member Farr on FY 2014 Appropriations Priorities for the USDA and FDA

Dear Chairman Aderholt and Ranking Member Farr:As Congress prepares legislation making FY 2014 appropriations for USDA and FDA, the members of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) encourage you to support important programs to ensure a safe, affordable, and abundant food supply. NASDA represents the commissioners, secretaries, and directors of agriculture…

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Letter to Ambassador Ron Kirk Supporting a Comprehensive TPP Agreement

Dear Ambassador Kirk:The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) appreciates the time and effort you and your staff have devoted to the advancement of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations during the past year. Your office is to be commended on the exceptional progress that has been made in these groundbreaking talks. The TPP represents a significant…

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Letter to the President and Congressional Leadership on Impacts of Budget Sequestration on NASDA Members

Dear Mr. President, Speaker Boehner, and Leader Reid:Even though the consequences of sequestration are yet to be fully understood, these across-the-board reductions are going to significantly impact agriculture and our nation’s food supply. While the financial problems to be dealt with at the federal level are substantial, those of us at the state level have been dealing with these…

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Letter Supporting Chrysler Group's "God Made a Farmer" Commercial

Dear Mr. Marchionne,The members of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) thank you for the Chrysler Group’s recognition of American agriculture’s important contributions in your “God Made a Farmer” commercial during Super Bowl XLVII.As we gathered on Super Bowl Sunday to kick-off NASDA’s Winter Policy Conference, the theme portrayed in your…

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Letter to Reps. Gibbs, Scott, Schrader, and McIntyre for Leadership on H.R. 935

The Honorable Bob Gibbs 329 Cannon House Office Building U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20015The Honorable Kurt Schrader 108 Cannon House Office Building U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20015The Honorable Austin Scott 516 Cannon House Office Building U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20015The Honorable Mike McIntyre 2428 Rayburn House Office…

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Letter to House and Senate Leadership Urging Swift Enactment of Five-Year Farm Bill

Dear Majority Leader Reid, Speaker Boehner, Leader McConnell, and Leader Pelosi:The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) urges Congress to swiftly pass a full five-year Farm Bill. NASDA members are the chief state agriculture officials from every region of the country and are keenly aware of the significant challenges facing America’s farmers and…

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Letter to Request Extension of Comment Period on Black-Footed Ferret Reintroduction

January 15, 2013 Kimberly Tamkun U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Black-footed Ferret Conservation Center P.O. Box 190 Wellington, CO 80549-0190 Sent Via Email: FerretSHA@fws.gov Dear Ms. Tamkun, We, the undersigned twelve organizations, would like to request an extension to the current comment period that has been outlined for the reintroduction of the Black Footed Ferret. As…