Glossary

This is a glossary of terms frequently used in NASDA documents and webpages.
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  • AMS
    Agricultural Marketing Service
  • APHIS
    The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is a USDA agency established to conduct inspections and regulatory and control programs to protect animal and plant health.  It administers quarantine and eradication programs, and certifies that U.S. exports ...
  • CCA
    Consultative Committee on Agriculture
  • CCC
    Commodity Credit Corporation
  • CMG
    A full service convention and trade show management company.  CMG has provided consulting and staffing resources to NASDA in support of the USFES program since 1991 when NASDA decided to join FMI in an annual show.
  • DOC
    Department of Commerce
  • NRA
    National Restaurant Association
  • UES
    Unified Export Strategy
  • AAEA
    American Agricultural Economics Association
  • AAFCO
    American Association of Feed Control Officials
  • AAM
    American Agriculture Movement.
  • AAMP
    American Association of Meat Processors.
  • AARCC
    Alternative Agriculture Research and Commercialization Corporation.
  • ABA (ABA)
    American Bakers Association.
  • ABA
    American Bankers Association.
  • Abandoned wells
    Abandoned wells definition
  • AC
    Area conservationist
  • ACA (ACA)
    Agricultural Credit Association
  • ACE
    Agriculture in Concert with the Environment
  • Acid deposition / acid rain
    Acid deposition / acid rain definition
  • ACP
    Agricultural Conservation Program
  • ACPA
    American Crop Protection Association
  • Acquired lands
    Acquired lands definition
  • Balance of payments
    Balance of payments definition
  • E. coli 0157:H7 (Escherichia Coli 0157:H7)
    E. coli 0157:H7 (Escherichia Coli 0157:H7) definition
  • Free on board (F.O.B. or f.o.b.)
    Free on board (F.O.B. or f.o.b.) definition
  • Gas chromatograph / mass spectrometer
    Gas chromatograph / mass spectrometer definition
  • Habitat
    Habitat definition
  • Identity preserved (IP)
    Identity preserved (IP) definition
  • Joint Agricultural Weather Facility (JAWF)
    Joint Agricultural Weather Facility (JAWF)
  • Karnal bunt (Karnal bunt)
    Karnal bunt
  • Land capability (classification)
    Land capability (classification)
  • Mad cow disease
    Mad cow disease
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
    Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
  • P.L. 480 (or Public Law 480)
    P.L. 480 (or Public Law 480)
  • Qualified Through Verification
    Qualified Through Verification
  • Range Betterment Fund
    Range Betterment Fund
  • Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)
    Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)
  • T value (or T level)(T value (T level))
    T value (or T level)
  • Value-added agriculture (Value-added agriculture)
    Value-added agriculture
  • Warehouse receipt
    Warehouse receipt
  • Yield
    Yield
  • Zero, 50/85-92 provisions
    Zero, 50/85-92 provisions
  • Zero tolerance
    Zero tolerance
  • Zoonotic diseases (Zoonotic diseases)
    Zoonotic diseases
  • Yield monitoring
    Yield monitoring
  • Value-added products
    Value-added products
  • Value-based pricing
    Value-based pricing
  • Variable import levy
    Variable import levy
  • VAT (VAT)
    Value-added tax
  • Vegetative controls
    Vegetative controls
  • VER
    VER — Voluntary export restraint agreement.
  • Vertical coordination
    Vertical coordination
  • Vertical integration
    Vertical integration
  • Vesicular stomatitis
    Vesicular stomatitis
  • Veterinary biologics
    Veterinary biologics
  • Veterinary equivalency
    Veterinary equivalency
  • VFD
    VFD — Veterinary Feed Directive
  • VOC
    VOC — Volatile organic compounds.
  • Voluntary export restraint arrangement (VER)
    Voluntary export restraint arrangement (VER)
  • Vomitoxin
    Vomitoxin
  • WAOB(WAOB )
    WAOB — World Agricultural Outlook Board.
  • WASDE
    WASDE
  • Wash versus trim
    Wash versus trim
  • Waste treatment pond
    Waste treatment pond
  • Water 2000 Initiative
    Water 2000 Initiative
  • Water Bank Program (WBP)
    Water Bank Program (WBP)
  • Water Quality Incentives Program
    Water Quality Incentives Program
  • Water Quality Initiative
    Water Quality Initiative
  • Water quality standards
    Water quality standards
  • Water service contract (Water service contract)
    Water service contract
  • Waterfowl production areas
    Waterfowl production areas
  • Watershed
    Watershed
  • Watershed and Flood Prevention Act of 1954
    Watershed and Flood Prevention Act of 1954
  • Watershed and flood prevention operations
    Watershed and flood prevention operations
  • Wellhead protection area
    Wellhead protection area
  • WEQ
    WEQ — Wind erosion equation
  • Wetlands
    Wetlands
  • Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP)
    Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP)
  • Wet-milling
    Wet-milling
  • EMP
    Emerging Markets Program
  • EPA
    Environmental Protection Agency
  • FAS
    Foreign Agricultural Service
  • FMI
    Food Marketing Institute
  • Food Export USA - Northeast
    Food Export USA - Northeast
  • MAP
    Marketing Access Program
  • MASDA
    Midwestern Association of State Departments of Agriculture
  • MIATCO
    Mid-America International Agri-Trade Council Organization
  • NASDA
    National Association of State Departments of Agriculture
  • NASS
    National Agricultural Statistics Service
  • NEASDA
    Northeastern Association of State Departments of Agriculture
  • NRA
    National Restaurant Association
  • NRCS
    Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • SASDA
    Southern Association of State Departments of Agriculture
  • SUSTA
    Southern United States Trade Association
  • UES
    Unified Export Strategy
  • WASDA
    Western Association of State Departments of Agriculture
  • WUSATA
    Western U.S. Agricultural Trade Association
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