Media Advisory

WHO:  Chief Agricultural Negotiator Doug McKalip for the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) will discuss the Biden-Harris Administration’s trade agenda and their continued work to increase market access for American farmers and producers with state department of agriculture leaders during the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture 2024 Winter Policy Conference.

WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 11:30 a.m. EST.

Conrad Washington D.C.
950 New York Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

HOW: Virtual and in-person registration is free for all members of the press with the code 24WPCPress. Please register by Tuesday, Feb. 6 to attend.

WHAT: The 2024 NASDA Winter Policy Conference is themed “United We Thrive.” The meeting theme reflects the 50 states and four territories, multiple levels of government and industry leaders from across the food system NASDA brings together to develop policy solutions for food and agriculture. Follow us on X, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn to keep up with the entire conference, and use the hashtag #UnitedWeThrive.


NASDA is a nonpartisan, nonprofit association which represents the elected and appointed commissioners, secretaries and directors of the departments of agriculture in all 50 states and four U.S. territories. NASDA grows and enhances American food and agricultural communities through policy, partnerships and public engagement. To learn more about NASDA, please visit

Contact Information

Sarah Grace Fowler
Director, Communications
(202) 296-9680