Forestry News

Improving Forest Health and Habitat in Ohio

Alex Winters, a private forest owner from Washington County, Ohio, is dedicated to protecting his family legacy. When he was growing up, his parents owned an acre of land adjoining […]

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USDA and Coca-Cola Refresh Water Conservation Partnership

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and The Coca-Cola Company have renewed their 10-year partnership to improve watersheds on national forests and grasslands. Since 2013, the organizations have restored nearly 360 […]

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Wood Products and Wood Energy Economies Receive $43M Boost

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing more than $43 million to expand innovative uses of wood, including as a construction material, an energy source, paper products, and more.

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$3.1bn Climate-Smart Commodities Program Has Lift-Off!

USDA’s $3.1 billion Partnerships for Climate Smart Commodities Program is officially underway as the first tranche of partners implement their projects and prepare to share their learnings via a new […]

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Biden Administration Invests $29 Million To Support the Wood Products Economy and Disadvantaged Communities

The aim is to drive the use of forest restoration by-product and create new economic opportunities in tribal and economically disadvantaged communities.

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USSA Spotlight: Meet Ten Exceptional Women in U.S. Farming, Fishing and Forestry

In honor of Women’s History Month this March and International Women’s Day, we celebrate some of the women who are making a difference and championing excellence in farming, forestry, and fisheries.

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With Climate-Smart Strategies, Maine Forests Could Store More Carbon Without Reducing Harvest

Maine forests already absorb about 70% of the state’s annual fossil fuel emissions. But a new study has found that the state’s commercial forest landowners could increase annual carbon storage by at least 20% over the next 60 years while maintaining timber harvest levels.

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USDA Invests $490 Million To Address the Wildfire Crisis in the United States

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing a further $490 million to reduce wildfire risk across the western United States. Combined, these efforts represent a total USDA investment of $930 million across 45 million acres (18 million hectares).

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The Intertribal Agriculture Council Joins the U.S. Sustainability Alliance 

The Intertribal Agriculture Council (IAC), representing U.S. agricultural producers across 574 federally recognized American Indian tribes and Alaska Native Villages, has joined the U.S. Sustainability Alliance (USSA). This brings USSA’s […]

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Climate-Smart Agriculture Gets a $20 Billion Boost Under New Inflation Reduction Act

Close to $20 billion is to be invested in climate-smart agriculture in the United States. This is part of a $40 billion support package for agriculture, forestry, and rural development […]

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Secretary Vilsack on How American Agriculture Rises to the Challenge of Climate Change

U.S. farmers are at the sharp end of climate change, writes U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, but they are adapting and rising to the challenge.

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President Biden Commits to Conserving America’s Forests

President Biden has signed an Executive Order to protect America’s forests from climate-driven threats, including drought and wildfire. The Order aims to strengthen America’s forests, reduce wildfire risk and combat global deforestation.

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