EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan says he wants a “durable definition” for the “Waters of the United States” known as WOTUS.  In November 2021, Regan floated a rulemaking process to do just that, and the public comment period ended on Feb. 7.

A couple of weeks earlier, however, the Supreme
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Opinion

By Amanda Culp, NASDA

1. Ensuring 46 million food and agriculture workers remain essential so that we can continue to feed America.

As more states adopt shelter-in-place measures to protect our communities, state departments of agriculture are working to ensure that food and agriculture workers can still get to
Continue Reading 10 things state departments of agriculture are doing to keep Americans fed during the pandemic

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) Monday announced their Cooperative Agreement for the implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule is being extended for another five years.

FDA began the multi-year funding of NASDA in
Continue Reading FDA and NASDA agree to another 5-year pact for implementing produce rule

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)  is funding 46 state agriculture departments and one territory with a total of $32.5 million to help implement the Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule.

The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) was quick to salute the funding commitments.

“NASDA
Continue Reading FDA sends $32.5 million to states for help with produce safety rule

Forty-three states and territories are getting a total of $30.9 million from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to help the federal agency implement the Food Safety Modernization Act’s Produce Safety Rule.

“Congress envisioned the states and FDA working together as an integrated food safety system when it passed FSMA,”
Continue Reading Produce states get $30 million to help FDA enforce new rule

U.S. dairy organizations and the state departments of agriculture across the country turned to President-elect Donald Trump Wednesday to combat Canada’s existing and soon-to-be-expanded protectionist policies designed to block imports from the United States.

They say the policies are in direct violation of Canada’s trade commitments under the North American
Continue Reading Dairy industry seeks Trump’s help with Canada under NAFTA