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FLA Weighs in on Biden Administration’s ‘30 by 30’ Climate Initiative

In a meeting last month with USDA’s Robert Bonnie, Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy and Senior Adviser for Climate, FLA laid out its position that working lands and working forests can play a critical role in reaching the Biden administration’s goal – detailed in an Executive Order signed in late January – of conserving…

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On Earth Day, Fix Tax Code To Encourage Reforestation Following Natural Disasters

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section” _builder_version=”3.22″][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” _builder_version=”3.25″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.25″ custom_padding=”|||” custom_padding__hover=”|||”][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” _builder_version=”3.27.4″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”] As America celebrates Earth Day and Congress looks to trees as a solution to climate change, we are urging lawmakers to revise a provision in the IRS tax code on timber losses caused by natural disasters. The…

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FLA Statement on the Trillion Trees Act

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.22″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.25″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.25″ custom_padding=”|||” custom_padding__hover=”|||”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.5.5″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” hover_enabled=”0″] Washington, D.C. – Representing private forest landowners who plant, grow, and harvest the vast majority of the wood and fiber that flows into domestic supply chains, the Forest Landowners Association (FLA) issued the following statement from CEO Scott Jones…

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Forest Incentives Program Act

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section” _builder_version=”3.22″][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” _builder_version=”3.25″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.25″ custom_padding=”|||” custom_padding__hover=”|||”][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” _builder_version=”3.27.4″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”] On March 26, 2021 U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV ) reintroduced the Forest Incentives Program Act. The Forest Landowners Association endorsed this bill and released the following statement. “The Forest Landowners Association…

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FLA Opposes Proposed Definition Changes of Non-Industrial Private Forests

The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) have proposed to change the definition of industrial and non-industrial private forest (NIPF) landowners based on private forest landowners managing forests for timber income or with forest acreage above 45,000 acres. Changes to the guidance for identifying NIPF or to the definition of NIPF…

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FLA Response to The Wall Street Journal article, “Lumber Prices are Soaring. Why are Tree Growers Miserable?”

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.22″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.25″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.25″ custom_padding=”|||” custom_padding__hover=”|||”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.5.5″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” hover_enabled=”0″] A recent article published in the Wall Street Journal was a great example of how FLA is working to ensure the right narrative is being told about forest landowners managing their land for the nation’s domestic timber supply and…

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FLA Launches Legal Challenge of Critical Habitat Designation for Black Pinesnake

On February 26, 2021, the Forest Landowners Association (FLA), filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama challenging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s designation of critical habitat for the black pinesnake (Pituophis melanoleucus). The lawsuit alleges that the Service designated areas of critical habitat based on insufficient scientific…

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Pass-Through Tax Deduction Set to Expire in 2025

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”4.5.5″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.25″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.25″ custom_padding=”|||” custom_padding__hover=”|||”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.5.5″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”] From Main Street to the Forests, Tax Certainty is Essential FLA is urging Congress to make permanent the Section 199A 20-percent deduction for pass-through businesses permanent by passing the Main Street Tax Certainty Act. For forestry businesses setup as pass-through…

FLA Applauds Maine Congressional Delegation for Recognizing Importance of Timber Farmers

FLA applauds the Maine congressional delegation for their recent comments to United States Department of Agriculture expressing concerns with the agency’s Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) guidance for nonindustrial private forestland (NIPF). In December 2020, the agency proposed a 45,000 acre upper threshold to qualify as NIPF in NRCS programs, which would exclude many landowners…