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NRMCA Registers Capitol Hill Victory on Farm Bill; Urges Member Action on Wood Issue

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NRMCA Opposed Provisions NOT Included in Farm Bill - In a victory for NRMCA and coalition partners, the 2018 Farm Bill, which was made public late last week, did not include the full text of the Timber Innovation Act (TIA). In particular, the bill did not include language authorizing a Tall Wood Building Competition – something the wood industry has been pushing hard. This bill seeks to use taxpayer funds to promote the use of wood in the high-rise building market.

Despite this good news, NRMCA is stepping up its opposition to the TIA and its inclusion in the 2018 Farm Bill. Last week, NRMCA hosted a conference call to reactivate the Stop the Timber Innovation Act Coalition and NRMCA is working closely with members of the House Agriculture Committee ahead of this week's committee meeting to consider amendments to the Farm Bill.

Take Action to Keep Congress from Replacing Concrete with Wood - As NRMCA Government Affairs staff lobbies this issue with Congress, we need you to make your voice heard. Here are two ways to help:

  • Lend your support to this letter opposing the Timber Innovation Act (TIA). E-mail Kerri Leininger at or Andrew Tyrrell,, to have your company’s name listed as a signer.
  • Send Congress a message here to let them know you oppose the TIA and that you oppose adding it to the farm bill. Forward this letter and this action alert to friends, colleagues and coworkers and ask them to support the letter and to let their voice be heard.

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