Friday, February 21, 2014

2-22-14 farm bill-timber industry

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — Members of Wisconsin's Congressional delegation say the recently approved farm and budget bills should provide some help for the state's timber industry. Gannett Wisconsin Media reports that Senator Tammy Baldwin, a Madison Democrat, and Representative Reid Ribble, a Green Bay-area Republican, have pushed for a farm bill provision that would let forest managers and loggers use forest roads without getting permits for problematic runoff.

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