Today National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) President and North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring released the following statement in response to the start of negotiations for a U.S.-U.K. free trade agreement:
“With the U.K.’s exit from the European Union, American farmers and ranchers have new opportunities to expand trade. This first round of negotiations is a welcome signal of positivity as COVID-19 projects more uncertainty for the nation’s agricultural producers. We look forward to building a strong, science-based agreement for the benefit of producers on both sides of the Atlantic.”
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.