NRMCA Leads Coalition Outreach Ahead of Farm Bill Conference
The Stop the Timber Innovation Act Coalition sent a letter to House and Senate Agriculture Committees leadership opposing the inclusion of a Tall Wood Building Prize Competition or any mass timber building competition in the upcoming farm bill conference meeting. Neither the House nor Senate versions of the farm bill included these provisions, but provisions are occasionally “air dropped” into the bill when the House and Senate meet to discuss the differences between their bills. Several of the key sponsors of the Timber Innovation Act are on the conference committee, and NRMCA and the Stop the TIA Coalition will be monitoring developments to continue to oppose mass timber provisions. The House appointed conferees last week and the Senate is expected to appoint conferees in the coming weeks. The timing of the conference is uncertain.