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House File 279

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  1  1    Section 1.  There is appropriated from the general fund of
  1  2 the state to the department of natural resources for the
  1  3 fiscal year beginning July 1, 1997, and ending June 30, 1998,
  1  4 the following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to
  1  5 be used for the purpose designated:
  1  6    For statewide forestry and rural development through
  1  7 forestry projects in cooperation with resource, conservation,
  1  8 and development areas, as authorized under the federal Food
  1  9 and Agriculture Act of 1962, 16 U.S.C. } 3451-3461, and
  1 10 reauthorized under the federal Food, Agriculture,
  1 11 Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990, 16 U.S.C. } 3459-3461,
  1 12 and to administer the program in cooperation with the United
  1 13 States department of agriculture's natural resources
  1 14 conservation service:  
  1 15 .................................................. $    500,000
  1 16                           EXPLANATION
  1 17    The 1990 federal farm bill established the rural
  1 18 development through forestry (RDTF) program, 7 U.S.C. } 6601-
  1 19 6617.  The program is administered by the United States
  1 20 department of agriculture's forest service and implemented
  1 21 through state forestry agencies.  Iowa was designated as a
  1 22 pilot state under the federal RDTF program.
  1 23    Rural development through forestry, as administered by the
  1 24 department of natural resources, provides matching grants to
  1 25 local entities for economic development based on forest
  1 26 resources.  In the state of Iowa's pilot program, local
  1 27 projects were identified and carried out primarily through
  1 28 nine resource, conservation, and development (RC&D) areas.
  1 29    RC&D areas are private, not-for-profit corporations that
  1 30 are organized pursuant to chapter 504A of the Code of Iowa.
  1 31 RC&D areas are locally governed by volunteer directors with
  1 32 required representation by the county boards of supervisors,
  1 33 the local soil and water conservation districts, and local
  1 34 people interested in the program.  The purpose of RC&D areas
  1 35 is grass-roots directed development of human, economic, and
  2  1 natural resources.  RC&D areas were authorized under the
  2  2 federal Food and Agriculture Act of 1962, 16 U.S.C. } 3451-
  2  3 3461, and reauthorized under the federal Food, Agriculture,
  2  4 Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990, 16 U.S.C. } 3459-3461.
  2  5    This bill appropriates $500,000 from the general fund of
  2  6 the state to the department of natural resources for the
  2  7 fiscal year beginning July 1, 1997, and ending June 30, 1998,
  2  8 for statewide forestry and rural development through forestry
  2  9 projects in cooperation with RC&D areas and to administer the
  2 10 program in cooperation with the United States department of
  2 11 agriculture's natural resources conservation service.  
  2 12 LSB 2323HH 77
  2 13 da/cf/24
     

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