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Topic - Tammy Baldwin
President Barack Obama has proposed using disaster funds to help fight wildfires to avoid draining forestry budgets, a move that could help boost Wisconsin's timber industry.
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Wisconsin's timber industry should benefit from the federal farm bill signed into law earlier this month and new funding in the nation's budget, said timber advocates and members of the state's congressional delegation.
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"In December, I urged President Obama to include in his budget a new plan to solve the chronic problem of taking funding intended for forest management and fire prevention activities and instead using it for wildfire suppression," Baldwin wrote in an email. "In Wisconsin and across the country, this leaves the U.S. Forest Service without resources to complete its critical missions related to timber contract management, forest health and forest fire prevention."
Sen. Tammy Baldwin said Tuesday that the plan would help Wisconsin's timber industry.