Land Management, Agriculture, Wildlife, and Rural Communities

States manage lands for multiple uses, from agriculture to recreation and even energy production. Agriculture plays an important role in many states and territories’ economies. Governors have taken the lead on improving agricultural economies, managing wildlife, and responding to the unique challenges of rural and tribal communities.

Agriculture plays an important role in states and territories’ economies. Land-use decisions affect agriculture, housing, and infrastructure. As Governors lead on improving agricultural economies, managing wildlife, and responding to land use challenges and rural economies, the National Governors Associations’ Center for Best Practices enhances the Governors’ advisors to achieve their policy goals by providing information and sharing best practices across the states and territories.

Meet the team

  • Will Carraco, Program Director

NGA Resources

The National Governors Association (NGA) today announced that seven states—Kentucky, Michigan, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota and Pennsylvania—will participate in a learning collaborative through which they will identify and implement ...
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States Improve Access to High-Quality Health Care in Rural America

The National Governors Association (NGA) today announced that three states, Minnesota, South Dakota and Virginia, will participate in an NGA learning lab to help combat the opioid epidemic. The project ...
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States Improve Rural Access to Opioid Use Disorder Treatment

Chairman Miller, Ranking Member McKeon, and members of the committee, my name is John Thomasian and I am the director of the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA ...
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Testimony – Economic and Employment Impact of the Arts and Music Industry

Good morning, Mr. Chairman and members of the subcommittee. Thank you for inviting me here to testify. I am John Hoeven, Governor of the State of North Dakota, and I ...
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Testimony – Rural Development

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