Update on 2023 Federal Farm Bill
See some items that have strong support
A coalition of more than 30 organizations engaged with forests released more than 30 recommendations for the 2023 Farm Bill, which will be under consideration by Congress.
The groups range from non-profit conservation groups like the Appalachian Mountain Club and Quail Forever to large corporations like Weyerhaeuser and Louisiana-Pacific.
The recommendations supported by the coalition (called Forests In the Farm Bill) fall under categories like:
Forestry: Urging that the FIA (Forest Inventory and Analysis program) “clearly define terminology, assumptions, data, and analysis with the goal of transparent reporting on forest area estimates.”
Conservation: Proposing that the law “Improve post-disaster landowner assistance through the Emergency Forest Restoration Program.”
Rural Development: Seeking the establishment of “regional, forest industry workforce training hubs to support rural, forest-based economies through creating high school and immersive career pathways that lead to immediate job placement.”
The Farm Bill is traditionally passed every five years. It was last passed into law at the end of 2018. It has a huge impact on the funding for federal forestry programs.
A full summary of the items supported by this broad coalition can be found at: