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Letter

Letter Supporting Farm Bill Provisions Regarding Pesticide Use

Dear Chairman Roberts, Chairman Conaway, Ranking Member Stabenow, and Ranking Member Peterson: We write to express support for a number of Farm Bill provisions regarding pesticide use which are critical to the continued success of American agriculture and the public health and safety of all Americans. We represent a variety of public and private sector organizations including agriculture…

Letter

Coalition to Promote U.S. Agricultural Exports Letter to Farm Bill Conferees on the 2018 Farm Bill

Dear Chairmen Roberts and Conaway and Ranking Minority Members Stabenow and Peterson: As members of the Coalition to Promote U.S. Agricultural Exports, we want to thank you for your leadership as you work to resolve differences in the two versions of the reauthorized Farm Bill. Throughout the Farm Bill deliberations, we shared our position that a significant phased-in increase…

Letter

Letter to Farm Bill Conference Committee Leadership Underscoring Need for an On-Time Farm Bill

Dear Chairmen Roberts and Conaway and Ranking Members Stabenow and Peterson: Thank you for your extensive work to pass a farm bill out of your respective chambers. Your committed and ongoing efforts to complete an on-time farm bill are appreciated by the undersigned organizations. Americans must have a five-year farm bill ahead of the September 30 expiration of the Agricultural Act of…

Comment

Comments on Recodification of Preexisting Rule of Definition of Waters of the United States

Dear Acting Administrator Wheeler and Assistant Secretary James: The undersigned organizations support the Environmental Protection Agency’s (“EPA”) and the Army Corps of Engineers’ (“Corps”) proposal to repeal the 2015 Rule Defining Waters of the United States (“2015 Rule”), and many of us are submitting individual comment letters detailing our reasons for supporting the…

Comment

NASDA Comments on EPA's Definition of Waters of the United States - Recodification of Preexisting Rule

Dear Acting Administrator Wheeler and Assistant Secretary James: The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture appreciates the opportunity to provide comments on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (Corps) supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking, “Definition of ‘Waters of the United States’ – Recodification of…

Testimony

NASDA Oral Comments to FDA’s Comprehensive, Multi-Year Nutrition Innovation Strategy Public Meeting

Statement of InterestThank you for the opportunity to provide comments today on behalf of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA). NASDA is a nonprofit, nonpartisan association which represents the Commissioners, Secretaries, and Directors of the state departments of agriculture. State departments of agriculture are responsible for a host of regulatory and…

Letter

Comments on National Marine Fisheries Service Biological Opinion Issued under Endangered Species Act: Chlorpyrifos, Diazinon, and Malathion

Dear Yu-Ting Guilaran, The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) appreciates the opportunity to submit the following comments on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Pesticide notice concerning National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Biological Opinion (BiOp) Issued under Endangered Species Act for Chlorpyrifos, Diazinon, and Malathion.I. About…

Comment

NASDA Comments on FDA Draft Guidance for Industry on the Declaration of Added Sugars on Honey, Maple Syrup, and Certain Cranberry Products

To whom it may concern: The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Draft Guidance for Industry on the Declaration of Added Sugars on Honey, Maple Syrup, and Certain Cranberry Products. NASDA is concerned with requirements under this Guidance that impact Honey and Maple Syrup…