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Farm Bill Includes Some Pro Forest Reforms, President Issues Pro Active Management Order

TimberLine Magazine
January 11, 2019
Category: Forestry
Region: United States

The forest products sector got some of what it wished for Christmas in the recently passed 2018 Farm Bill. …Dana Lee Cole, executive director of the Hardwood Federation, commented, “The Hardwood Federation was very pleased that many of our top priorities are contained in the 2018 reauthorization of the Farm Bill, including essential funding for export promotion programs, resources that will further develop capacities for tall wood buildings, measures to facilitate the installations of biomass heat and power systems and improvements to federal forest management practices.” …The American Wood Council, which partnered with the National Alliance of Forest Owners and the Southeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association in lobbying for passage of the Farm Bill, also praised the outcome. “We are pleased that the final Farm Bill promotes further research and development into mass timber,” said council president and CEO Robert Glowinski.

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