NASDA members adopt new policy
National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) members voted on and approved policy today during a virtual business meeting.
One of the items approved was a diversity and inclusion policy amendment. Barb Glenn is the CEO of NASDA.
“I believe it provides a foundation for our NASDA commitment made earlier this year for justice for all in which we said we would find ways to advance and sustain a culture free from prejudice and inequity,” she says.
Members also approved supporting significant congressional funding and economic incentives to increase meat processing capacity.
“I think every state has had the challenges of trying to grow the capacity of local processing,” she says.
Other policy items included: rural broadband, federal economic development programs, and educating lawmakers about specialty crops.
The 2020 NASDA annual meeting took place virtually this week.