Jacob Minor | FRA Project and Communications Manager

Jacob Minor | FRA Project and Communications Manager

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FRA Issue Update - 6/18/21

On Tuesday, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28), along with Representatives David Joyce (R-OH-14), Bill Keating (D-MA-9), Chellie Pingree (D-ME-1), Steve Chabot (R-OH-1), and Andy Harris (R-MD-1), introduced the Returning Worker Exemption (RWE) Act (HR 3897). This bill addresses the antiquated H-2B visa cap by making more workers available to ensure that seasonal businesses, like tree planting, can meet their labor needs.
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Log Yard Manager/Scaler

LV Timber Company, LLC (LVTC), LandVest, Inc.'s timber marketing division, has a career opportunity available for a dedicated and skilled employee. LVTC is the regional marketer of timber for LandVest clients that sells on average 275,000 cord equivalents of timber annually into pulpwood and sawtimber markets across Quebec and the US. As a key player in the markets of the northeastern US with a positive track record of over 11 years of marketing timber LVTC provides great career opportunity to interested candidates.
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FRA Issue Update - 6/11/21

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held a markup hearing on their version of the Surface Bill—Invest in America Act (H.R.3684). The marathon session started on Wednesday morning and ended Thursday just before sunrise.
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Business Lead – Avoided Wildfire Emissions

The Business Lead for AWE will assume overall leadership of business development and origination of the Avoided Wildfire opportunity through a strategic partnership with Spatial Informatics Group, an ecosystem service provider and carbon offset developer.
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Faculty, Wood Sciences Instructor

Northcentral Technical College (NTC) is seeking a knowledgeable, energetic, professional full-time faculty member to teach in it’s Associate Degree Wood Science Program. This unique two year program is taught out of NTC’s beautiful one-of-a-kind 27,000 square foot Wood Technology Center of Excellence.
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FRA Issue Update - 6/4/21

Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) and a bipartisan group of lawmakers will soon introduce an H-2B reform bill that would provide permanent cap relief. The legislation would create a permanent returning worker exemption and require the Departments of Labor, Homeland Security (DHS), and State to create a single online filing portal that would eliminate the need to express mail paper documents.
Timber Products is looking for a candidate to service Medford, Yreka, and Sacramento facilities. Position is responsible for securing adequate raw material at the lowest possible cost, determine fiber requirements, flows, sales and trades with competitors for the Oregon and California mills. Works to ensure consistency in fiber movements and prices.

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FRA Issue Update - 5/28/21

The Senate and House are on Memorial Day recess. The Senate will return on June 7, and the House will be back in session on June 14. As members return to their districts and states, there is an excellent opportunity to reach out to them and showcase your operations.
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FRA Issue Update - 5/21/21

FRA and #forestproud collaborated to put the FRA woods to mill schematic into action and produced a short video showing the connectivity of the wood supply chain. The video was created to show decision-makers that harmful policies may cause inefficiencies in one sector, leading to inadequacies throughout the entire wood supply chain. We think you will like the video.
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FRA Issue Update - 5/14/21

FRA has set up an action alert for the Safe Routes Act (H.R. 2213). The action alert will allow you to prepare and send a letter that urges your Representative to cosponsor the Safe Routes Act (H.R. 2213). The process takes less than five minutes.
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