Senate Agriculture Committee adopts 2012 Farm Bill

In response to the Senate Agriculture Committee's adoption of their version of the 2012 Farm Bill, NASF released a statement, finding that the bulk of the legislation is consistent with their platform. "While no Farm Bill can be perfect, we greatly appreciate the Committee providing many of the tools necessary for improving and maintaining the health of the nation's forests," said West Virginia State Forester and NASF President Randy Dye. "We recognize the budget climate necessitated difficult policy changes that limited and repealed other Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act authorities that are key to responding to the threats and issues identified in every state's Forest Action Plan."