FORSYTH, GEORGIA — The Georgia Forestry Association (GFA) Board of Directors recently welcomed 14 new members, and several new leaders were appointed to the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee and Board of Directors serves as the primary leadership body for GFA and consists of 96 representatives from various sectors of the forestry community across Georgia.
ATLANTA, GA – On Saturday, Nov. 17, the Georgia General Assembly completed its week-long special legislative session aimed at aiding those directly impacted by Hurricane Michael. Among the series of measures that were approved, two bills were especially important to working forest landowners in southwest Georgia through a reforestation income tax credit/refund and disaster relief
ATLANTA, GA – On Tuesday, Nov. 13, the Georgia General Assembly introduced legislation to assist to forest landowners impacted by Hurricane Michael. The Georgia Forestry Association (GFA) supports the legislation, House Bill 4EX, which is focused on providing a tax refund for landowners to support cleanup and reforestation efforts across 28 counties in southwest Georgia.
FORSYTH, GA — On Tuesday, Georgia voters made a clear statement of support for the state’s 22 million acres of working forests by passing Amendment 3. The Georgia Forestry Association (GFA) is pleased that thousands of timberland owners will now be able to receive fair and accurate tax treatment regardless of the county where their
FORSYTH, GA — The Georgia Forestry Association recently launched the Fair Forest Tax grassroots engagement campaign in support of a monumental forestland tax legislation that will be considered on the November general election ballot. The Association is seeking grassroots champions and financial support to increase awareness of the amendment with Georgia voters. Passed by the Georgia
On July 13, Sonny Perdue, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and his cousin U.S. Senator David Perdue met with forest landowners and forestry-related businesses from across the state at the Georgia Forestry Association’s (GFA) headquarters in Forsyth. Attendees were given the opportunity to discuss issues ranging from the 2018 Farm Bill, to markets
ATLANTA, GA –Governor Nathan Deal recently signed a key piece of timberland tax reform legislation, a big step in providing tax equity for the 450,000 private forest landowners across the state. House Resolution 51, a constitutional amendment, and House Bill 85, its enabling legislation, are aimed at creating a more uniform, fair market valuation of
COCHRAN, GA – In celebration of Earth Day at Bleckley Elementary School, Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), made a landmark announcement for the agency recognizing that forest biomass is a carbon neutral renewable energy source. The Georgia Forestry Association applauds Administrator Pruitt for taking this decisive action. Biomass energy markets
ATLANTA, March 5, 2018 — Two-thirds of Georgia’s third graders struggle to read at a third-grade reading level – and that is just the beginning of a difficult story for our state’s youth. Children who cannot read proficiently by the end of the third grade face an uphill battle, as they are more likely to