Tag Archives: USDA

New administration effort continues to push E15

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a new initiative to expand the use of biofuels like E15 across the country. In response, NMMA called the effort shortsighted, warning that more E15 in the marketplace will only compound problems consumers are currently facing at their local gas station. The new proposal – ...

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Recreation leaders meet with Agriculture Secretary, highlight opportunities for 2019

Recreation took center stage at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on Jan. 8 as Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) leaders and recreation company CEOs met with Secretary Sonny Perdue, Under Secretary for Natural Resources and the Environment Jim Hubbard and other key officials.  The group noted the importance of national forests to many recreational activities, and highlighted the world-class experiences ...

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NMMA, others meet with USDA on importance of forests to boating

On Nov. 21, the National Marine Manufacturers Association and several of its partners in the Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable met with Acting Under Secretary of Agriculture for Natural Resources and the Environment Dan Jiron and a key group of USDA officials, including many from the U.S. Forest Service. The ORIR group highlighted the importance of our nation's forests to many ...

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