Washington Watch

From members of the USDA to our state’s congressional representatives, we’re dedicated to working with top Washington policy makers to ensure North Dakota farmers receive representations on the issues that affect their operations. 

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Working in Washington so you can Focus on the Field

No matter how big or small the issue, the NDGGA is dedicated to providing representation to North Dakota farmers on a national level. In addition to our frequent trips to our nation’s capital, the NDGGA employs a full-time lobbyist to ensure we stay current and involved with federal agricultural policy. James Callan has more than 30 years of experience advocating for agriculture. Having worked at the USDA and in several positions on Capitol Hill, James has the experience and knowledge to help the NDGGA navigate the Washington political landscape and ensure we provide the best possible representation to North Dakota farmers.

August Washington Update from James Callahan

Jim Callan of James Callan and Associates in Washington D.C. has developed the following Washington, D.C. update focusing on the recent federal actions – both in Congress and USDA – that are important to NDGGA.   Ag Disaster Assistance Legislation: H.R. 267, 2020...

February Washington Update from James Callan

Jim Callan recently provided a Washington D.C. update.  Things are moving quickly with the new Administration.  Here are some of Jim's insights and issues he's been working on.  Katherine Tai looks to be the next USTR.  Dealing with the EU tariffs, which impact U.S....

Washington Update from James Callan

This week incoming Senate Agriculture Chairperson Stabenow stated in Agri-Pulse that one of her priorities would be an Agricultural Carbon Market.  Jim Callan provided the following information regarding that initiative: Last June, Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI),...