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Virginia VA Commissioner Of Agriculture Becomes President Of Southern Association Of State Departments Of Agriculture

Matthew J. Lohr, Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, accepted the gavel June 12 as President of the Southern Association of State Departments of Agriculture (SASDA). SASDA is one of four regional groups of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture – southern (SASDA), western (WASDA), middle (MASDA) and northeastern (NEASDA).

As SASDA President, Lohr will preside at their meetings for the next year and host the annual meeting in Charlottesville in June 2014. Member states and territories include Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia, Puerto Rico and the Virginia Islands. is dedicated to serving the agricultural industry in the Carolinas and Virginia with the latest ag news, exclusive regional weather station readings, and key crop market information. The website is a companion of the Southern Farm Network, provider of daily agricultural radio programming to the Carolinas since 1974. presents radio programs, interviews and news relevant to crop and livestock production and research throughout the mid-Atlantic agricultural community.