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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Coalition Letter Supporting SNAP Use at Farmers Markets and Direct Marketing Farmers

Dear Mr. Lipps, Thank you for the Food and Nutrition Service’s (FNS) active support for SNAP use in farmers markets (FM) and with direct marketing farmers (DMF). We appreciate the time FNS staff and leadership have spent and the goodwill that’s been extended to this sector of the SNAP retail family. We were glad to read about Square’s investment in the Novo Dia Group and think…


Letter to Senate Agriculture Committee Leadership on Administration's Nomination for Farm Credit Administration Board of Directors

Dear Chairman Roberts and Ranking Member Stabenow:We are writing to express our concern over the recent announcement of the Administration’s intent to nominate Rodney K. Brown to the board of directors of the Farm Credit Administration. We oppose this nomination.U.S. farm families and agribusinesses are suffering from multiple years of low commodity prices and recent interruptions in…


Food & Agriculture Groups Applaud Lighthizer's Efforts Toward Agreement with the European Union

Dear Ambassador Lighthizer:The undersigned food and agricultural trade organizations, representing virtually all of our nation’s food and farming sector, applaud your efforts to negotiate a trade agreement with the European Union (EU) that achieves reciprocity in our bilateral trade relationship. An agreement that eliminates tariffs and quotas and removes all non-science-based…