Policy Updates


On a clear, summer day in the Appalachians, a logging employee was driving (“spotting”) a load of logs from the log deck to a trailer drop site near the end of the woods road for pickup by a different truck. The road was dry and the terrain was rolling.

Friday, 03 August 2018 11:03

Issue Update

On June 28, 2018, the U.S. Senate passed the 2018 Farm Bill on a strong bipartisan 86-11 vote. On August 1, the Senate appointed Farm Bill Conference Committee members, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Senators to serve on the committee are:

Wednesday, 01 August 2018 13:56

Planning Forester - Peachtree City, GA

Interfor is a growth-oriented lumber company with operations in Canada and the United States. We have an annual production capacity of 3 billion board feet and offer one of the most diverse lines of lumber products to customers around the world.
Friday, 27 July 2018 10:57

Issue Update

The AG and Legal Workforce Act (H.R. 6417) which contains the H-2C provisions did not make the House Floor this week as hoped. Concerns regarding the provision to use the electronic employment verification system, E-Verify, has stalled the AG LW Act movement to the House floor. FRA and other allied groups will work to garner additional support for the legislation over the August Congressional recess.
Friday, 20 July 2018 10:54

Issue Update

Your FRA team has been busy this week whipping votes in support of Rep. Bob Goodlatte’s Ag and Legal Workforce Act (H.R. 6417). We have been working with a sense of urgency trying to recruit cosponsors for the bill to show House leadership that we have enough votes to pass the bill through the lower chamber.
Friday, 13 July 2018 10:49

Issue Update

The House Leadership is interested in bringing the AG Act back for a floor vote during July. This provides FRA with another opportunity to pass the H-2C provisions in the House that provides a reasonable solution to supplement our U.S. workforce to sustain forests and manage vegetation.
Friday, 06 July 2018 10:04

Issue Update

Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) released a discussion draft for the Endangered Species Act Amendments of 2018. In a media release, Senator Barrasso stated “When it comes to the Endangered Species Act, the status quo is not good enough.
Friday, 29 June 2018 12:34

Issue Update

Over the last week, both the House and Senate passed their versions of a Farm Bill, the comprehensive legislation reauthorizing farm programs and rural development initiatives for the next five years. The current Farm Bill expires September 30.
Wednesday, 20 June 2018 07:17

Procurement Forester - Southeast U.S.

Be a proactive safety leader, creating a “Safety First” culture. Assist the Fiber Procurement Manager with daily plant and supplier interaction / needs.
On a cold winter morning in the southern U.S., two loaded log trucks were parked on a woods road while the drivers secured their loads.
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