Farm Bill

Farm Bill to be signed by President

Following the successful passage of the 2014 Farm Bill by both chambers of Congress, President Obama plans to sign it into law at a ceremony on Friday, February 7. NASF was excited to see that many of our priorities were represented in the final version of the bill.

For more information about NASF priorities and forestry provisions included in the Farm Bill, check out our side-by-side comparison.

Sentinel Landscapes & Farm Bill promote conservation near military installations

The relationship between military installations and forest conservation continues to expand as the 2014 Farm Bill (recently passed by Congress) emphasizes the important relationship between military installations and private forestlands, requiring State-wide Assessments and Strategies (Forest Action Plans) to coordinate with appropriate military sites in their development process.  

Farm Bill Conference Report passed by House supports healthy forests (January 29, 2014)

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Farm Bill Conference Report passed by House supports healthy forests

Farm Bill language supports the work done by state foresters nationwide by giving them the tools they need to keep our forests healthy for generations to come.

House appoints conferees for Farm Bill negotiations

This week the House named conferees to participate in Farm Bill negotiations with previously appointed Senate conferees. The appointment clears the way for the two chambers to officially meet and begin work to reconcile differences in the House and Senate Farm Bills. The 2008 Farm Bill expired at the end of federal fiscal year 2013, however members are working to approve a new 5-year bill before the end of the current calendar year, when commodity support programs would revert to 1949 law.

NASF Letter: Lucas/Peterson - Thank You Letter for Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act (July 17, 2013)

Dear Chairman Lucas and Ranking Member Peterson:
The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) greatly appreciates your efforts to include robust forestry and conservation titles as part of the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act (HR 2642). State Foresters deliver technical and financial assistance, and forest health, water and wildfire protection for more than two-thirds of America’s forests. Our members work in close partnership with the