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					The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture


                                  ORGANIZATIONAL
                                     PROFILE




                                           February 2008
                               What is NASDA?

 • Founded in 1915
 • Nonprofit
 • Members are Commissioners, Secretaries,
   and Directors of agriculture in all 50 states
   and 4 U.S. territories
 • Washington office opened in 1968


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                   NASDA Mission Statement

     Our mission is to represent the state
     departments of agriculture in the
     development, implementation, and
     communication of sound public policy and
     programs which support and promote the
     American agricultural industry, while
     protecting consumers and the
     environment.

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                               Board of Directors
     NASDA is governed by a 10 member Board of Directors
     consisting of a five member Executive Committee; one At-
     Large member; and the presidents of the four NASDA regions.

     Executive Committee members are the officers of the
     association and serve a five-year term. (Each region has at
     least one member serving on the Executive Committee.)

     The regional presidents serve a one year term.

     The At-Large member is selected by the Executive
     Committee.




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                               Board of Directors
 PRESIDENT*                      Roger Johnson, North Dakota
 PRESIDENT-ELECT*                Ron Sparks, Alabama
 VICE PRESIDENT*                 Michael Scuse, Delaware
 SECRETARY-TREASURER*            Leonard Blackham, Utah
 PAST PRESIDENT*                 Valoria Loveland, Washington
 AT-LARGE                        Gene Hugoson, Minnesota
 NORTHEASTERN REGION             Philip Prelli, Connecticut
 SOUTHERN REGION                 Richie Farmer, Kentucky
 MIDWESTERN REGION               Charles Hartke, Illinois
 WESTERN REGION                  A.G. Kawamura, California

 *Executive Committee Member


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                               Regions




 American Samoa                  Puerto Rico
 Guam                            Virgin Islands



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                                          Funding/Budget

      • The current dues                  Tier I      $20,000
         structure consists of            Tier II     $18,000
         eight tiers.                     Tier III    $16,000
      • States are grouped into           Tier IV     $14,000
         eight tiers based upon           Tier V      $11,000
         rank order using                 Tier VI      $8,000
         population and farm              Tier VII     $5,500
         income data.                     Tier VIII    $3,500
      * Only 4 years of 5-year phase-in
         completed.
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                        NASDA Honor Awards

 • Started in 1972.
 • Nominations in three categories
      – Service (James A. Graham Award)
      – Administration
      – Communications
 • Judged by an independent panel.



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                        Major Programs and Activities




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                                    Basic Organizational Chart

                                              NASDA
                                      Not for Profit - 501(c)(6)



                        NASDA                         NASDA Research            AQ IS
                    DC Headquarters                     Foundation           Not for Profit
                     12 Em ployees                       501(c)(3)            501(c)(6)
                                                     No Permanent Staff   No Permanent Staff




       NASDA          Cooperative     Trade
         Core         Agreem ents     Shows
       Activities




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                                                                     NASDA
                                                             Not for Profit - 501(c)(6)


                                            NASDA                                                 NASDA Research      AQIS
                                        DC Headquarters                                             Foundation     Not for Profit
                                                                                                     501(c)(3)      501(c)(6)


                           NASDA                                       Cooperative        Trade
                            Core                                       Agreements         Shows


           Board &           Member              Legislative &
          Management         Services             Regulatory


         NASDA         Tri-National           5 Policy
          Board        Agricultural          Committees
                          Accord

         General        Annual                  7 Task
        Functions       Meeting               Forces &
                                            Working Groups


         Intern         Midyear              22 Affiliates
        Program         Meeting



                         NASDA                 Special
                          News                 Projects



                        Special
                        Projects



                       NASDA.org
                                                                  NASDA Core Activities
                         Honor
                         Awards



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                  Legislative and Regulatory Programs
                                                 POLICY COMMITTEES
            Legislative &
             Regulatory
                            Committee responsibilities include:
                            •   Reviewing standing policy statements on a regular basis and updating as
         5 Policy               needed.
        Committees          •   Considering amendments to policies submitted by members, regions,
                                and affiliates and recommending membership action.
                            •   Considering and acting upon Action Items submitted by members,
           7 Task               regions, and affiliates.
         Forces &
       Working Groups       •   Providing guidance to NASDA staff on implementing approved policies.


         Affiliates                       Animal & Plant Industries Committee
                                         Food Regulation & Nutrition Committee
                                      Marketing & International Trade Committee
         Special                 Natural Resources & Pesticide Management Committee
         Projects
                                   Rural Development & Financial Security Committee


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             Legislative and Regulatory Programs
                    WHO MAY SUBMIT POLICIES

 •   Members
 •   Affiliates
 •   Regions
 •   Committees



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                  Legislative and Regulatory Programs

            Legislative &              Task Forces
             Regulatory
                               Agriculture and Food Security
         5 Policy                     Biotechnology
        Committees
                                      Specialty Crops
           7 Task                        Tobacco
         Forces &
       Working Groups

                                     Working Groups
         Affiliates
                                       U.S./ Canada
                                       U.S./ Mexico
         Special
         Projects                      Warehouse


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                                                                                                   Affiliates
              Legislative &    There are twenty-two national organizations affiliated with NASDA. They are made up of
               Regulatory      persons of similar responsibilities with the state departments of agriculture and other
                               agencies of state government.

           5 Policy                 Apiary Inspectors of America (AIA)
          Committees                Association of American Seed Control Officials (AASCO)
                                    Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO)
                                    Association of American Pesticide Control Officials (AAPCO)
                                    Association of American Plant Food Control Officials (AAPFCO)
             7 Task                 Association of American Warehouse Control Officials (AAWCO)
           Forces &                 Association of Food and Drug Officials of the United States (AFDO)
         Working Groups             Association of Fruit and Vegetable Inspection and Standardization Agencies (AFVISA)
                                    Association of Official Seed Analysts (AOSA)
                                    Communication Officers of State Departments of Agriculture (COSDA)
           Affiliates               Dairy Division of NASDA
                                    International Association of Milk Control Agencies (IAMCA)
                                    National Association of State Animal Health Officers (NASAHO)
                                    National Association of Agriculture Fair Agencies (NAAFA)
                                    National Association of State Aquaculture Coordinators (NASAC)
            Special                 National Association of State Agriculture Technology Officials (NASATO)
            Projects                National Association of State Meat and Food Inspection Directors (NASMFID)
                                    National Association of State Organic Programs (NASOP)
                                    National Egg Regulatory Officials (NERO)
                                    National Plant Board (NPB)
                                    North American Agricultural Marketing Officials (NAAMO)
                                    Weights and Measures Division of NASDA

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                               Policy Implementation

 • Two full-time legislative/regulatory staff
 • One safeguarding policy coordinator
 • Participate in coalitions
 • Congressional testimony
 • Congressional and Executive Branch
   correspondence
 • Commenting on rulemaking
 • Advisory Committee meetings

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                         Tri-National Agricultural Accord
                    • Canada/Mexico/United States
                    • Focused on improving trade/harmonizing
                      regulatory programs.
                    • Began in 1986 as the “States-Provinces Agricultural
                      Accord” with bilateral meetings of U.S. and Canada.
                    • Mexico added in 1993 when NAFTA passed.
                    • Annual Meeting rotates between 3 countries.




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          Accord Working Structure (1999)

                    • Bilateral working groups created
                         – US/Canada Working Group (Gene Hugoson, Chair)
                         – US/Mexico Working Group (A.G. Kawamura, Chair)
                         – Canada/Mexico Working Group
                    • US/Canada Working Group functions as advisory
                      committee to the CCA
                    • US/Mexico Working Group under consideration to
                      function as the advisory committee to the CCA
                    • Annual trilateral meeting rotates among the three
                      countries (Coeur D’Alene, Idaho: August 13-15, 2008)



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                                      NASDA
                              Not for Profit - 501(c)(6)



                NASDA                          NASDA Research       AQIS
            DC Headquarters                      Foundation      Not for Profit
                                                  501(c)(3)       501(c)(6)



   NASDA      Cooperative       Trade
    Core      Agreements        Shows                           National Agricultural Statistics Service
                                                                   (NASS)
               NASS


               APHIS
                                                                Animal and Plant Health Inspection
                FAS
                                                                   Service (APHIS)


                                                                Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS)



                                        Cooperative Agreements
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                                                  NASS-NASDA
                                                       COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS



       Cooperative
                               • Annual Cooperative agreement
       Agreements              • Since 1978
                               • Purpose: Collect Agricultural Statistics
        NASS
                                 and Ag. Census data for NASS.
        APHIS                  • Budget of approximately $30 million
                               • 3,400 part-time enumerators,
          FAS
                                 employed by NASDA, working in 49
                                 states


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  NASS/NASDA
   Orientation
                  Hubert Hamer
Associate Deputy Administrator for Field Operations


   2008 Midyear Legislative Conference
            Washington, DC
           February 8, 2008
           Mission Statement
We provide leadership on food, agriculture,
 natural resources, rural development and
   related issues based on sound public
   policy, the best available science, and
            efficient management
                Mission
To provide timely, accurate, and useful
 statistics in service to U.S. Agriculture.
    NASDA Mission Statement

To represent the State Departments of
  Agriculture in the development,
  implementation, and communication of
  sound public policy and programs which
  support and promote the American
  agricultural industry, while protecting
  consumers and the environment.
       Long History of U.S. Agricultural Statistics
• 1791 - George Washington prepared a survey and
  collected results
• 1839 – Congress funds first agricultural surveys
• 1840 – First Census of Agriculture
• 1862 – USDA established
• 1863 – First Crop Report issued
• 1905 – Crop Reporting Board created
• 1917 – First Memorandum of Understanding with a State
  Department of Agriculture signed in Wisconsin
           NASS Partnerships with State
            Departments of Agriculture
• First Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with a State
  signed with Wisconsin Department of Agriculture in 1917.
• Following the initial MOU, numerous cooperative
  relationships and agreements between NASS and State
  Departments of Agriculture, Land Grant Universities, and
  other entities were forged.
• Annually, these relationships and agreements contribute
  approximately $12 million to the overall NASS budget.
• Today, NASS has a MOU on file with each of the State
  Departments of Agriculture.*
• Share a common mission to benefit agriculture.

    * State Department of Agriculture or appropriate State entity.
.
    NASS Partnerships with State
     Departments of Agriculture
                Benefits Include:
• Eliminate Confusion - “One Number”
• Reduces Respondent Burden
• Avoid Duplication of Resources
   (Staff, Equipment, Sample Frames)
• Combined Resources Produce More Than Each
  Individually
• Examples of Efficiencies
  – Add Questions of State Interest to Federal Survey
  – Increase Sample Size for Sub-State Data
  – Use Federal Sample Design for Special Surveys
              Employment

NASS 46 Field Offices & HQ
    Federal Field        675
    State Field          151
    Headquarters         425
Total NASS              1,151


NASDA Interviewers
    Field            2,175
    Telephone        1,148
Total NASDA          3,323
State Partner Resources
  Shared with NASS

• Staff - 151 Employees
• Cooperator Provided Office Space
   - 22 Locations
• Automated Data Processing
• Postage, Publications
• Reimbursements for Special Work: $2.0 – 3.0
  million
• Value of In-Kind Cooperator Provided
  Resources: $12 million
NASDA/NASS - National Partnership
• A cooperative venture that began in early 70’s.
• Resulted in continuous cooperative agreements* between
  NASS and NASDA Headquarters for more than 30 years.
• Has grown to be one of the largest cooperative
  agreements in the USDA at over $30 million for fiscal year
  2008.
• To fulfill NASS data collection requirements, NASDA
  currently employs a staff of approximately 3500 field and
  office enumerators.
  * Cooperative Agreements promote and facilitate partnerships in support of
  projects of mutual benefit to each party, which in this case is the collection
  of vital agricultural information on a timely basis.
    NASDA/NASS PARTNERSHIP
• As this cooperative venture has matured, we
  were able to establish administrative and
  technical processes that are consistent and well
  documented.
• Even though we have our processes in place, we
  cannot lose sight of why we collect data and the
  importance of our roles in service to American
  agriculture.
                                                     NASS Field Offices
                                                        Marshall L. Dantzler, Deputy Administrator


     Olympia
                            Helena
                                                          Fargo

                                                                     St. Paul
Portland                                                                                                                                  Concord
                                                     Sioux Falls                     Madison
                    Boise
                                                                     Des Moines                     Lansing                   Albany
                                     Cheyenne
                                                                                                                         Harrisburg
                                                        Lincoln                                      Reynoldsburg
                                                                                  Springfield
           Reno         Salt Lake                                                               West
                        City           Lakewood            Topeka                                                Charleston
                                                                                                Lafayette
                                                                          Columbia                                                            Trenton
  Sacramento
                                                                                                Louisville              Richmond            Dover
                                                          Oklahoma City
                                                                                                                  Raleigh                 Annapolis
                                                                          Little Rock      Nashville
                         Phoenix
                                     Las Cruces                                                                Columbia
                                                                                     Jackson
                                                                                                   Athens
                                                                            Baton          Montgomery
                                                                            Rouge
                                                         Austin


                                                                                                              Orlando



               Palmer
                                                      Honolulu                                                                        San Juan




                                                Western Field Offices – Janice Goodwin                      Eastern Field Offices – Hubert Hamer
   Scope of NASS Statistics Program
• Provide Official Statistics for Production,
  Inventory, Value, Demographics
      • 120 Crops Annually
      • 45 Livestock Annually
      • Publish Over 400 Reports
• Conduct Agricultural Census - 5 Year
• Coordinate Federal/State Statistical Needs
• Provide Consulting Services
• Conduct Statistical Research
 Supervisory Enumerator Advisory
          Council (SEAC)
               MISSION
Serve as a resource for NASS and NASDA
  staff, and as a conduit for relevant
  information pertinent to NASDA and NASS
  programs, policies and procedures, data
  collection efforts, and management of
  NASDA staff.
    Census of Agriculture Status
• 3,194,762 Report Forms Mailed on December 28
  (28 tractor trailer loads)
• Over 41 percent already responded
• PSAs by Commissioners, Directors, and
  Secretaries extremely helpful
• Internet response = 67,000 +
• Over 150,000 customer service calls received and
  answered by NASDA enumerator staff (callers get
  live voice)
• Results will be released February 4, 2009
NASS/NASDA
 Orientation

Questions?
                                                APHIS/NASDA
                                                  COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

                               • Agreement signed March 2003
       Cooperative
       Agreements
                               • Purpose: To facilitate information
                                 exchange and coordinate regulatory
                                 actions between APHIS and state
         NASS                    DOAs.
                               • NASDA Animal & Plant Industries
        APHIS
                                 Committee is vehicle for exchange.
          FAS
                               • Orlo (Bob) Ehart – Safeguarding
                                                  Coordinator



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                            FAS-NASDA Partnership
                                           COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS


                       • Cooperative agreement since 1982.
      Cooperative
      Agreements       • Purpose: To promote exports of U.S.-
                         made, high-value food products.
        NASS
                       • NASDA works with FAS Field offices
       APHIS             overseas and with FAS Headquarters
                         for MAP, EMP and NASDA’s trade
         FAS             show projects.



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                                                                  Trade Shows
                   NASDA, in conjunction with the Foreign Agricultural Service,
                   sponsors three domestic trade show events designed to
                   support and educate US food and beverage exporters.

                   U.S. Food Export Showcase (USFES)
                   Beginning in 2008 at Global Food & Style Expo (with FMI from
                   1993-2007)
                   *Upcoming show April 27-29, 2008

                   American Food Fair (AFF)
                   Since 2000 with National Restaurant Association Show
                   *Upcoming Show May 17-20, 2008

                   USA Pavilion at IFE Americas
                   Since 2005 with World Trade Center Miami
                   and Montgomery International
                   *Upcoming Show September 24-26, 2008



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                                  NASDA Research Foundation
                                    NASDA
                            Not for Profit - 501(c)(6)


              NASDA                          NASDA Research      AQIS
          DC Headquarters                      Foundation     Not for Profit
                                                501(c)(3)      501(c)(6)


  NASDA     Cooperative       Trade
   Core     Agreements        Shows
                                                • Created in 1981
                                                • Provide agriculturally-
                                                  oriented research, education,
                                                  and training.


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        Active Research Foundation Projects


                               • CNMP Watch
                                 [http://www.cnmpwatch.com/]



                               • Pesticide Safety
                                 Program [EPA grant]




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                                Agricultural Quality Inspection
                                Service (AQIS)
                                        NASDA
                                Not for Profit - 501(c)(6)



                  NASDA                          NASDA Research      AQIS
              DC Headquarters                      Foundation     Not for Profit
                                                    501(c)(3)      501(c)(6)



    NASDA       Cooperative        Trade
     Core       Agreements         Shows



                                      • Not for Profit 501(c)(6)
                                      • Created in 1997
                                      • Agricultural Marketing Service Peanut Quality
                                        Assurance Agreement
                                      • Maine Quality Assurance Agreement
                                      • Environmental Policy & Compliance Assistance
                                        (Mass.)
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                               Washington, D.C., Staff
 Richard W. Kirchhoff, Executive Vice President and CEO
 DeWitt Ashby, Director, Trade Shows
 Charles Ingram, Director, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs
 Jennifer Yezak, Director, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs
 Bob Ehart, Animal & Plant Health Safeguarding Policy Coordinator
 Gillian Woodward, Special Events Manager
 Betsy Maixner, Manager, Information Services
 Tobias Johnson, Accounting Coordinator
 Megan McDonald, Projects Coordinator
 Dick Herrett, Pesticide Worker Safety Consultant



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NASDA Website:

http://www.nasda.org
                                                                                              Glossary
 AMS The Agricultural Marketing Service is the USDA agency that establishes standards for grades of cotton, tobacco, meat, dairy
      products, eggs, fruits, and vegetables. It also operates inspection and grading services and market news services, and
      provides supervisory administration for federal marketing orders.

 APHIS The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is a USDA agency established to conduct inspections and regulatory and
      control programs to protect animal and plant health. It administers quarantine and eradication programs, and certifies
      that U.S. exports meet importing countries' animal and plant health standards.

 CCA The Consultative Committee on Agriculture's (CCA) purpose is to provide a high-level forum to strengthen bilateral
      agriculture trade relations between Canada and the United States of America through cooperation and coordination by
      facilitating discussion and cooperation on matters related to agriculture between the two countries.

 CCC The Commodity Credit Corporation is a wholly owned government corporation created in 1933 to stabilize, support, and
      protect farm income and prices (federally chartered by the Commodity Credit Corporation Charter Act of 1948 (P.L. 80-
      806, June 29, 1948)). The CCC, which has no staff, is essentially a financing institution for USDA's farm price and income
      support commodity programs, and agricultural export subsidies.

 CMG a full service convention and trade show management company. CMG has provided consulting and staffing resources to
     NASDA in support of the USFES program since 1991 when NASDA decided to join FMI in an annual show.

 DOC The Department of Commerce is the federal executive department charged with promoting U.S. economic development
     and technological advancement.

 EMP The Emerging Markets Program is funded by FAS through cooperator and other groups for the purpose of expanding
     export and trade opportunities in emerging market countries (as defined by per capita income).




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 EPA The Environmental Protection Agency is an independent federal government agency established in 1970 and charged with
      coordinating effective governmental action concerning the environment, including setting standards, promulgating and
      enforcing regulations, and initiating and implementing environmental programs. Two areas of jurisdiction that most
      directly affect agricultural production are the registration of pesticides and implementation of the Clean Water Act.

 FAS The Foreign Agricultural Service is USDA’s agency which deals with trade promotion, trade policy for U.S. food and
      agricultural products, and tracks international agricultural production.

 FMI The Food Marketing Institute is a nonprofit association conducting programs in research, education, industry relations,
      and public affairs on behalf of its 1,500 members — food retailers and wholesalers. FMI’s U.S. member companies
      operate approximately 21,000 retail food stores. FMI’s international membership includes 200 companies operating in
      60 countries.

 Food Export USA - Northeast A private, not-for-profit international trade development organization whose mission is to
      coordinate and consolidate export marketing and promotion programs in the Northeastern region of the United States.

 MAP The Market Access Program is funded by FAS through cooperator groups (like NASDA and NASDA's state regional trade
     groups) for the purpose of expanding export opportunities for US food and agricultural interests.

 MASDA The Midwestern Association of State Departments of Agriculture is the regional organization representing the
     Midwestern State Departments of Agriculture.

 The Food Export USA – Midwest is a private, not-for-profit international trade development organization whose mission is to
      coordinate and consolidate export marketing and promotion programs in the Midwestern region of the United States.

 NASDA The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture whose members are the Commissioners, Secretaries, and
     Directors of agriculture in all 50 states and 4 U.S. territories.

 NASS The National Agricultural Statistics Service is USDA agency that collects and publishes statistics on the U.S. food and fiber
      system, with offices located in each state's department of agriculture.

 NEASDA The Northeastern Association of State Departments of Agriculture is a regional organization representing the
     Northeastern State Departments of Agriculture.




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 NRA The National Restaurant Association is the leading business association for the restaurant industry, which
   include 858,000 restaurants and 11.8 million employees in the US. NRA works to represent, educate and
   promote the industry.

 NRCS The Natural Resources Conservation Service is a USDA agency responsible for developing and carrying
   out national soil and water programs in cooperation with landowners, operators, and others.

 SASDA The Southern Association of State Departments of Agriculture is the regional organization representing
   the Southern State Departments of Agriculture.

 SUSTA The Southern United States Trade Association is a private, not-for-profit international trade development
   organization whose mission is to coordinate and consolidate export marketing and promotion programs in the
   Southern region of the United States.

 UES Unified Export Strategy is submitted by FAS cooperator groups who seek funding through the MAP, EMP
   and other export development programs.

 WASDA The Western Association of State Departments of Agriculture is the regional organization representing
   the Western State Departments of Agriculture.

 WUSATA The Western U.S. Agricultural Trade Association is a private, not-for-profit international trade
   development organization whose mission is to coordinate and consolidate export marketing and promotion
   programs in the Western region of the United States.




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