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Friday, April 11, 2014
USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today the availability of more that $19 million in grants to help train, educate and enhance the sustainability of the next generation of agricultural producers.  Upcoming webninars to discuss the 2014 Request for Applications for the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Competitive Grants...
Friday, February 7, 2014
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...
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
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...
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
NASF is pleased that the Farm Bill holds true to many priorities of the state foresters, giving them the tools they need to sustain and maintain the health of our forests.  We applaud Agriculture Committee leaders and the House for: ·         Codifying the longstanding role of state-based BMPS in managing stormwater runoff...
Thursday, October 24, 2013
After years of delays, public negotiations on a new five-year Farm Bill are scheduled to begin next week, lawmakers announced Wednesday.  The first public meeting of the Farm Bill conference committee will be held on the Oct. 30, and will be chaired by House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas (R-Okla.).  Congress...
Thursday, October 17, 2013
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...
Friday, July 19, 2013
NASF sent House Agriculture Committee Chairman Lucas and Ranking Member Peterson a letter this week thanking them for their commitment to forestry and conservation issues in House version of the 2012 Farm Bill (HR 2642). The letter highlighted the important role of State Foresters in delivering programs that benefit more...
Friday, July 12, 2013
NASF sent Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Stabenow and Ranking Member Cochran a letter this week thanking them for their commitment to forestry and conservation issues in Senate version of the 2012 Farm Bill (S 954). The letter highlighted the important role of State Foresters in delivering programs that benefit...
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
NASF joined more than 530 farm, conservation, energy and rural organizations this week to urge House Speaker John Boehner to bring the five-year farm bill back to the House floor when Congress returns after its Fourth of July break. "It is vital for the House to try once again to bring together a broad coalition of...
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Earlier this week, the Senate voted to approve passage of the Farm Bill (S. 954). The bill includes a number of notable forestry-related provisions including: Clarifies authority for the USDA Forest Service to facilitate a national coordinated response to wildland fire by providing states access to resources and...

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