ASTA Looks at State/Federal Political Issues

Chuck Zimmerman

The American Seed Trade Association holds a number of general sessions during its annual convention in addition to committee meetings. One of these sessions focused on the issues driving politics in the state and federal arenas. Participating were (l-r) Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey who is currently President of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture; U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Edward Avalos and Stephanie Herseth-Sandlin, OFW Law Principal and former Representative from South Dakota who served on the House Ag Committee.

To get a glimpse into the discussion that was held after each of the panelists spoke I have posted a segment of their opening remarks for you here:

Listen to Secretary Northey’s comments here: Secretary Northey Comments

Listen to Under Secretary Avalos’s comments here: Under Secretary Avalos Comments

Listen to Stephanie’s comments here: Stephanie Herseth-Sandlin Comments

2012 ASTA Convention Photo Album

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