Farm Bill

NASF releases statement on provisions in the Senate adopted 2012 Farm Bill

In response to today’s adoption of the 2012 Farm Bill in the United States Senate, the National Association of State Foresters (NASF) finds that the bulk of the legislation is consistent with their platform.

“While no Farm Bill can be perfect, we greatly appreciate the Senate 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.

NASF signs letter urging Senate to keep Forest Legacy Program funding in Farm Bill

NASF joined more than 40 organizations that represent business owners, forest landowners, sportsmen and women, outdoor recreation enthusiasts and conservationists to urge the Senate to vote down Amendment #2313 to the Farm Bill. Amendment #2313, introduced by Sen. Mike Lee, would eliminate the Forest Legacy Program (FLP), which has successfully grown by 21 percent over the past two years.

NASF signs on to "Hold the Line" Farm Bill letter

This week NASF signed on to the "Hold the Line" letter along with more than 500 other organizations.  The "Hold the Line" letter urges congress to make no additional cuts to funding for the Conservation Title of the bill beyond the level approved by the Senate Agriculture Committee on April 26, 2012. As Congressional proceedings move toward deciding the fate of the Farm Bill, the diverse group of signers distributed the letter to House and Senate leaders on June 12.

Coalition Letter: Reid/McConnell - Support for Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2012 (May 29, 2012)

Dear Leaders Reid and McConnell:

On behalf of the millions of forest owners, conservationists, hunters, anglers, forest product manufacturers, and natural resource professionals represented in the Forests in the Farm Bill Coalition, we are writing to request that you bring the bi-partisan Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2012, before the full Senate for consideration in an open process, as soon as possible.