Freight Mobility Seminar and Forest Projects
Three additional forest projects are getting funding help. NRCS and the U.S. Forest Service are investing $7 million in 11 new projects. Here in the northwest each state is receiving a portion for restoration and wildfire protection. Additionally, $33 million dollars in funds will be available for existing projects through the Joint Chiefs' Landscape Restoration Partnership. This is the third year of the = Partnership between the U.S. Forest Service and the Natural Resources Conservation Service to improve the health and resiliency of forest ecosystems where public and private lands meet.
Keep Trade Moving is the title of a seminar being held tomorrow in Spokane. The event is centered on freight mobility. Eric Schinfeld, the President of Washington Council on International Trade says trade mobility is one of the biggest issues in the state.
SCHINFELD: We know our ability to get goods to and from the rest of the world, particularly in and out of our ports is so important because it's really all about access to markets and making sure we're able to deliver our products and services on time and when our customers need them so we've had some huge successes over the past year in terms of new funds for freight mobility investment at both the state and the federal level and what we really want to talk about is why it's really important to continue to focus on making sure that money is well spent and really prioritizing where we can get the most out of our freight investments.
That's today's Northwest Report. I'm Greg Martin on the Ag Information Network of the West.