The Farm Bill, enacted every five years, provides the framework through which Congress enacts, amends and/or repeals a wide range of agricultural and conservation programs. The Farm Bill has often been the vehicle for changes and improvements to the Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act, and in turn, to urban and community forestry.
In response to this window of opportunity, members of the Sustainable Urban Forests Coalition developed a set of three recommendations designed to deliver economic, environmental, social, and health benefits through urban trees and green infrastructure.
SUFC members urge their constituents and partners to support the recommendations and pro-actively advocate for an inclusive 2012 Farm Bill that addresses urban and rural issues. Below are the list of background information documents and others designed as leave-behind materials (i.e., SUFC Executive Summary). The recent webinar, Farm Bill: Call to Action, provides an summary of the recommendation development process, an overview of the recommendations, and how to take action on behalf of the urban forest.
- SUFC Farm Bill Re-Authorization Recommendations, Executive Summary
- SUFC Farm Bill Factsheet
- SUFC Talking Points - 2012 Farm Bill
- SUFC_ACTION ALERT Farm Bill 2012
- Letter from SUFC to House Ag. Committee SUFC re: Recommendations on 2012 Farm Bill
- Letter from SUFC to Senate Ag. Committee SUFC re: Recommendations on 2012 Farm Bill
- House Agricultural Committee Members
- Senate Agricultural Committee Members