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ANLA seeks immediate industry response to bark and mulch supply threat

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A proposed USDA rule could threaten the availability of all wood mill based residual materials, including bark, bark-based soils and mulch supplies.

| March 23, 2010

WASHINGTON – ANLA is asking for an immediate industry response from to comment on the USDA’s Farm Security Administration Biomass Crops Assistance Program (BCAP) proposed rule published in February.  
 
This USDA biomass fuel subsidy program potentially threatens the availability of all wood mill based residual materials, including bark, bark-based soils and mulch supplies. 
 
The marketplace disruption could be devastating as the price and potential availability of these materials comes into question. This will impact all segments of the industry from the growing of containerized nursery stock, maintenance of plants in the landscape and retail sales of mulch, bark and bark-based soil products, according to the association.
 
 ANLA is currently involved in cooperative lobbying efforts with representatives of other impacted industries to try to blunt the possible impact and to effect changes in the proposed BCAP rule. The association will be submitting comments to USDA FSA on behalf of the nursery, landscape and floriculture industry asking that restrictions be placed on the use of wood-based residues in the program.
 
To learn more about the proposed rule change, visit ANLA’s BCAP resource page.
 

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