NAFO Blog

The National Alliance of Forest Owners (NAFO) congratulates Governor Sonny Perdue on his confirmation as Secretary of Agriculture. Secretary Perdue will be an important advocate for rural communities across America,...
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If the outcome of the 2016 presidential race has taught us anything it is that our country needs to pay greater attention to building reliable, good paying jobs for families...
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The recent Economic Scene column in the New York Times (Next ‘Renewable Energy’: Burning Forests if Senators Get Their Way) illustrates well how opinion posing as journalism around biomass energy...
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The House and Senate have advanced bipartisan legislation seeking to provide a clear and practical policy on the carbon benefits of biomass. Anti-biomass activists have complained using arguments that fail...
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Two new studies* underscore an important positive relationship between privately owned forests and American society: the more wood we use, the more trees we grow. Analysis by Forest2Market, a leading...
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On April 19, 2016 we lost our colleague Rob Olszewski. He was an inspiration to all of us, and we will remember him fondly. We also share his family’s grief...
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As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Congress continue to consider the path forward for biomass energy policy, both will rely on a substantial body of science to inform...
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Last week the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) panel on biogenic carbon emissions completed its final draft report providing recommendations for assessing biomass carbon emissions. Assuming the...
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Earlier this week the Senate sent its strongest signal yet on the need for a clear, simple and consistent policy recognizing the carbon neutrality of renewable forest biomass energy. With...
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Last week the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service took a constructive step forward by recognizing the positive benefits of private working forests to the long-term conservation of the Northern Long-eared...
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Some organizations continue to sound an alarm about the impacts of biomass energy on sustainable forestry in the Southern United States.  Using the export of wood pellets to Europe as...
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Today is “Back to the Future Day” – the day in the whimsical Back to the Future Part II in which Marty McFly and Doc Brown travel forward thirty years...
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