The latest news related to the economic interests of family forest landowners and their unique natural resource assets.

The Opportunity for Tax Reform is Now

FLA is at the forefront ensuring policy makers understand the unique operations of managing and owning timberland regarding tax policy. The Quick Update The Senate took a significant step toward its goal of overhauling the tax code with the passing of a budget...

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Call to Action on Tax Reform

Help the Senate Pass Tax Reform! Tell Your Story to Your Senators Today. House Kills the Death Tax; Your Voice is Needed in the Senate   Last week, the House passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, H.R. 1, which provides a path to permanent repeal of the death tax. The...

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ITC Ruling Positive For Timber Markets

ITC Determination A Step in the Right Direction for Timber Markets Earlier this morning, the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) made affirmative determinations in its final phase of antidumping and countervailing duty investigations regarding softwood...

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Tax Reform Blueprint

On Sept. 27, 2017, a group of senior White House officials and Republican leadership in the House and Senate released a tax reform blueprint that includes several major provisions aimed at reducing complexities in the tax code and promoting growth and investment....

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House Vote: Tax Cuts & Jobs Act

One More Hurdle to Clear Before Celebrations Can Begin Legislation provides much needed relief and will help sustain the role private forests play in rural economies and the environment. Today, the House of Representatives is set to vote on the Tax Cuts & Jobs...

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Valuations: IRS 2704 Rule Changes

Valuations: IRS 2704 Rule Changes

During the waning months of the Obama Administration, the IRS proposed changes to section 2704(b) that would remove legitimate valuation discounts for estate, gift and generation skipping taxes. In a significant victory for family forest owners, the...

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September 2017 Policy Updates

Congress returned to Washington to a heavy workload with several items focused on issues of importance for forestry ownership.  FLA has been deeply engaged on all fronts ensuring legislation and administration policy is favorable to rolling back regulations,...

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EPA Must Focus on Forest Fact, Not Fiction

The use of forest products for energy has been termed “dirtier than coal” by some environmental activists. One environmental group has even launched an “our forests aren’t fuel” campaign, asserting that “big energy companies are burning forests to fuel power plants”...

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Bad Regulations Hurt Farmers, Foresters

By U.S. Rep. Bradley ByrneImagine this: a thunderstorm rolls through Southwest Alabama and causes a small puddle to develop on an Escambia County farm. Under a rule proposed by the Obama administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), this puddle could be...

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