May 30, 2017

  • Barbara P. Glenn Posted on 05/30/2017 by Barbara P. Glenn
    The Farm Bill: Helping Farmers Help the Land

    By: Dr. Barbara P. Glenn, Chief Executive Officer

    We know the farm bill helps farmers and ranchers protect their bottom line and continue providing food. Not only does the Farm Bill help farmers with their crops, it helps them improve their land. The Conservation Title of the program is essential in helping farmers improve their farm, their surrounding watershed, and their local ecosystem. The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) provides technical assistance, funding and voluntary programs to improve soil health, build resiliency and target the specific conservation needs of individual areas.

    One of many examples of how NASDA members partner with NRCS to support voluntary conservation is from the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD). MDARD has partnered with Indiana organizations to work on the St. Joseph River watershed through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) to the tune of $6.8 million. This grant provides resources to ...

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  • 05/24/2017
    Press Release
    Following President Trump’s release of the administration’s budget request yesterday, Dr. Barbara P. Glenn, Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) issued the following statement:

    “We are disappointed that many of the ...
  • 05/25/2017
    Press Release
    National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) President and Louisiana Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry Michael G. Strain stressed the need for cooperative federalism and the return of sound science in agriculture regulation at yesterday’s Farm Foundation Forum, ...
  • Carly  Grether Posted on 05/30/2017 by Carly Grether
    Intern Perspective: Empowering Youth in Agriculture

    By: Lacie Dotterweich

    As a young adult studying to work in agriculture, and a native rural Iowan, I have known firsthand the struggles rural America faces today.

    I think most will agree that agriculture has a bit of an image problem – at least with youth and young adults. When one thinks of agriculture or farming, the first thoughts to come to mind are usually that it is back breaking labor and a path with little room for career advancement.

    These false perceptions lead us to an issue facing much of rural America, the rapidly rising average age of farmers and agricultural workers and the exodus of rural youth. Young people are needed in agriculture more than ever, and the responsibility to attract young people to agriculture falls on us all.

    Making agriculture attractive or “cool” to youth is the key to filling these age gaps. We must show that agriculture is a bustling, high-tech industry with many different roles and paths to take, and has tons of room for ...

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  • Nathan  Bowen Posted on 05/30/2017 by Nathan Bowen

    Reports indicate that President Trump is expected to name Gregg Doud as USTR’s chief agriculture negotiator. Doud, who currently serves as president of the Commodity Markets Council, previously worked for the Senate Agriculture Committee and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. Doud’s nomination would require confirmation by the Senate. 

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