The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) said this week that the 2023 farm bill should be an opportunity to more dollars toward land stewardship. The association identified ten areas within the farm bill it can place its advocacy efforts, including Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), climate research and voluntary programs.

NASDA also called for the continued unification of both farm support and public nutrition programs in one piece of legislation. NASDA members selected the farm bill among seven issues for focus this year. Other issues included food production and supply chain, food safety, animal health, international trade and workforce development.

Read more on NSDA and their summary of farm bill priorities here.