The National State Departments of Agriculture this week set top policy priorities for the year during a Washington, D.C. event.
During the organization’s annual Winter Policy Conference, leaders of state agriculture departments called passing a unified farm bill, along with the successful modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement, top issues for 2018. The group also calls implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act a priority for the year.
NASDA President and Connecticut Commissioner of Agriculture, Steve Reviczky, says of the priorities, that “state departments of agriculture set the stage for good things to happen.” NASDA members also want rural broadband expansion, meaningful investments in infrastructure and improvements to conservation programs for producers. NASDA represents the elected and appointed commissioners, secretaries and directors of the departments of agriculture in all fifty states and four U.S. territories.
From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting News Service.