Letters, Comments & Testimony

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AgJOBS Support Letter to Congressman Putnam

The Honorable Adam Putnam                                                           May 11, 2009 U.S. House of Representatives 442 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Dear Senator Berman,The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) is a nonprofit nonpartisan association that represents the…

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Support for New Hampshire Department Agriculture, Markets, & Food

April 28, 2009 The Honorable John LynchOffice of the Governor25 Capitol Street Concord, NH 03301 Dear Governor:  The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) represents the commissioners, secretaries and directors of agriculture in the fifty states and four territories.  Our members have a strong interest and record in making the delivery of services to the…

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cafo08_0407

  ow-docket@epa.gov Waterkeeper CAFO RulemakingWaterkeeper ConcentratedAnimal Feeding Operations (CAFO) rulemaking. We appreciate the opportunity tosubmit these comments.   Attention Docket ID No. OW– 2005–0037RE: Supplemental Proposal on Post-Dear Sir or Madam:Please see attached the response of the undersigned organizations to EPA’s request for comments on the Agency’s…

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NASDA Support of Ending U.S. Trade Embargoes Against Cuba

March 26, 2009 The Honorable Charles B. Rangel, Chairman Committee on Ways & Means U.S. House of Representatives 1102 Longworth House Office Building Washington D.C. 20515 Dear Congressman Rangel: The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) has long supported ending the U.S. trade embargo and travel sanctions against Cuba. NASDA represents the commissioners,…

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Letter to EPA Concerning Court Ruling on Clean Water Act Permit

April 7, 2009  Honorable Lisa Jackson, Administrator Environmental Protection Agency1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NWWashington, DC 20460 Dear Administrator Jackson: The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) is writing to express our concern about a recent federal appeals court ruling which vacates the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2007 regulations…

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Comments on Reregistration Eligibility Decisions for Soil Fumigants

March 6, 2009  Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) Regulatory Public Docket (7502P) Environmental Protection Agency 1200 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, DC 20460–0001 Re: Comments on Reregistration Eligibility Decisions for Chloropicrin, Dazomet, Metam Sodium/Potassium, and Methyl Bromide. (Docket No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0518)Dear Sir/Madam:The National Association of State Departments…

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2009 Vilsak Letter CEM

 March 27, 2009 th Street and Independence Ave SW Taylorella equigenitalis. The Honorable Tom VilsackSecretary of AgricultureThe United Sates Department of Agriculture14Room 200Washington, DC 20250-1300Dear Secretary Vilsack:As you know, Contagious Equine Metritis (CEM) was diagnosed on December 10, 2008, in a stallion which had moved to Kentucky for the 2008 breeding season. Since that…

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Support Commodity Markets Transparency and Accountability Act of 2008 (H.R. 6604)

July 30, 2008United States House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515 Dear Member of Congress:The undersigned agricultural organizations strongly urge you to vote for H.R. 6604, the Commodity Markets Transparency and Accountability Act of 2008.  This important legislation would benefit farmers and the entire economy by insuring that the nation’s commodity futures markets are…

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Re: Title IV of Farm Bill - Purchases of Locally Grown Fruits and Vegetables

February 15, 2008   Honorable Saxby Chambliss, Ranking MemberSenate Agriculture Committee328-A Russell Senate Office BuildingWashington, D.C. 20510  Dear Senator Chambliss: Re: Title IV of Farm Bill - Purchases of Locally Grown Fruits and Vegetables As you work to harmonize the House and Senate versions of the Farm Bill, the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture…