The Forest Resources Association (FRA), a national advocacy organization for the wood supply chain, which includes wood consumers, landowners and suppliers, is searching for a Southcentral/Southeastern Regional Manager. The FRA advocates for pro-forestry policies that create jobs, sustain forest resources and promote the public policy interests of the forest products industry’s supply chain on Capitol Hill. The association operates in six regions to support the unique issues
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently released new COVID-19 guidelines for face coverings, especially for workers who perform their jobs outdoors in humid environments. OSHA released the recommended practices to help employers protect workers against the spread of COVID-19 and the risk of heat-related illness. You can find out more by going to the administration's webpage for COVID-19. If you'd like to post a copy at your workplace, you can download the t
The Louisiana Forestry Association had a great response to our most recent webinar, "Are Hurricane Timber Damages Tax Deductible?" Several people have said they were unable to attend the hourlong event, so we are making it available on our Youtube channel. Paul Spillers, a tax attorney, estate specialist, tree farmer and past president of the Louisiana Forestry Association is an expert on tax issues. Though he is quick to point out that landowners seeking information about da
This is Forest Products Industry Week, a time to celebrate all the good that managed forests do for ecology, the economy and to people everywhere there are forests. American Forest & Paper Association recently produced some videos that we think would be of interest to everyone in the forest products industry. Let's give it a look! What is Forestry? What Products Come from the Forest?
The Natural Resources Conservation Service has completed a new video to recruit workers to the federal agency within the U.S. Department of Agriculture. "We have worked hard to put together a video that explains who we are as an agency and why students should choose USDA/NRCS for a rewarding career," said Chad Kacir, Louisiana state conservationist for NRCS. Twelve student internships are available for summer 2021, the agency said. Students can find information about the Path
From the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency ... USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Louisiana is accepting applications in eligible parishes for the Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) and Emergency Forest Restoration Program (EFRP) to address damages from Hurricane Laura. The deadline to apply for each program is Dec. 7, 2020. FSA is accepting ECP applications in Acadia, Allen, Avoyelles, Beauregard, Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Calcasieu, Cameron, Catahoula,