Thursday, June 21, 2012

Farm Bill

The Farm Bill has now passed the Senate and looks good for forestry.

Points attached:

What's the good news? The Senate's Farm Bill includes:
  • Consolidated, streamlined working lands programs that make sense for forest owners
  • Improved access to important conservation programs, like the Conservation Stewardship Program
  • Continued support for programs that combat invasive species
  • Continued support for cooperative forestry and extension programs
  • Strengthened direction for the forest inventory and analysis program, which researches market and forest health trends
  • A Fix to the Biobased Markets Program that allows the inclusion of forest products, strengthening markets for home-grown, American products
Information taken from American Forest Foundation Email.
American Tree Farm System® are programs of the American Forest Foundation.

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