Press Release – 

Arlington, VA

National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) CEO Dr. Barbara P. Glenn issued the following statement today after the U.S. Senate passed the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

“Today is a historic moment for food and agriculture producers across the country. The USMCA provides a 21st century rulebook for trade with our North American partners – including critical new provisions on market access, biotechnology, and enforcement. From wheat to wine to dairy, U.S. farmers and ranchers are expected to gain $2 billion in exports from this agreement.“

“NASDA thanks the Senate for prioritizing agriculture in their passage of the USMCA. State departments of agriculture are eager to support implementation and will work with federal partners to ensure the benefits of the agreement are fully realized.”

NASDA is a nonpartisan, nonprofit association which representants the elected and appointed commissioners, secretaries and directors of the departments of agriculture in all fifty states and four U.S. territories. NASDA grows and enhances agriculture by forging partnerships and creating consensus to achieve sound policy outcomes between state departments of agriculture, the federal government and stakeholders.