Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Farm Bill Update

Today the House of Representatives passed a bipartisan bill by a 251-166 vote.  This new Farm Bill is a huge win for woodland owners nationwide as it stands as the as the strongest Farm Bill yet for forests.

It includes the following:
  • New market opportunities and further research on additional opportunities.
  • Protection from unnecessary permit requirements on your forest roads.
  • Protection from the threat of forest invasive pests.
  • Improved access to tools and resources for forest stewardship.
Although today was a big step, the bill still has to go to the Senate.  The Senate could vote as early as this week.
To read the full release go to the American Forest Foundation's news page.

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