Following the sending of a letter to Senate leadership on the Farming Support to States Act in phase four of federal coronavirus relief, National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) President and North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring issued the following statement:
“The recovery of the food and agriculture sectors is incomplete. There is huge unmet need for consumers and farmers. State departments of agriculture have stepped up to the plate during this pandemic to help food producers stay safe and meet the needs of their communities. We urge Senate leadership to include the Farming Support to States Act in the next round of COVID-19 relief so that state departments of agriculture can leverage local solutions for local recovery of the food and agriculture supply chain. We thank Senators Baldwin, Collins, and King, and Representatives Torres Small and Johnson for leading this approach towards long-term recovery.”
NASDA is a nonpartisan, nonprofit association which represents 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. Learn more about the Farming Support to States Act at www.nasda.org/farmingsupporttostates.