The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) encourages and promotes the interests of agriculture through advocacy and education. In addition, NDA regulates the agriculture industry to ensure the health and safety of all Nebraskans.
NDA focuses its efforts on these three areas:
It takes a team effort to effectively serve the citizens of Nebraska. NDA employees working directly in these three core focus areas are supported by shared services. This includes laboratory personnel, as well as those who provide investigative, administrative, communications, legal, technology and budgetary services.
Through this work, NDA supports you in your everyday life, supports farmers, ranchers and the agriculture industry, and supports the state of Nebraska.
Programs: Farmers Market Nutrition Programs; NextGen Beginning Farmer Program; Negotiations Farm Mediation; Nebraska Our Best to You; Proud to Buy Nebraska; Domestic and International Trade; Poultry and Egg; Potato Development; Promotional Directories; Livestock Friendly County Program; Specialty Crop Block Grant Program
Programs: Commercial Dog and Cat Inspection Program; Noxious Weed Program; Animal Import Orders; Commercial and Private Pesticide Applicators Licensing; Entomology; Avian Influenza Prevention; BSE Prevention; Feed and Fertilizer Licensing; Rendering
Programs: Food Establishment Licensing and Inspection; Dairy Licensing and Inspection; Inspection and Licensing of Weighing and Measuring Devices