NASDA members look to unclog supply chain


NASDA members look to unclog supply chain

The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) is putting an emphasis on decongesting the supply chain.  

CEO Ted McKinney tells Brownfield NASDA’s newly released policy priorities are based on areas where state ag departments are uniquely positioned to direct policymaking solutions.

“If you think about it, every one of our members is involved with a port, an airport, a waterway, certainly roads and bridges. And some of the (state ag directors) sit on the boards of some of these containerized ports and the like, so our members do have a role and can speak up and make suggestions. And they have.”

He says supply chain disruptions have many touchpoints.

“First is food and production supply chains, and it goes hand in glove with infrastructure, which goes hand in glove with international trade.”

McKinney says he brings those three together because “they’re the here and the now” and because there’s an urgent need for solutions.