American Wood Council Commends Congress on Farm Bill Conference

Jan 28, 2014

WASHINGTON – American Wood Council President and CEO Robert Glowinski today issued the following statement regarding the release of the House and Senate Farm Bill Conference Report.

“We commend the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the House and Senate Committees on Agriculture for their leadership in developing a bipartisan Farm Bill to move forward. We also applaud conferees for including a strengthened research program for using wood as a green building material and for including provisions of H.R. 979, the Forest Products Fairness Act of 2013, which clarifies that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s BioPreferred program should recognize wood products as ‘biobased.’

“Wood products are by their very nature biobased, and this Farm Bill mandates important changes to USDA’s biobased program that will allow wood products to fully participate in the program as intended.”