Partnerships That Matter: NHLA Advocacy

NHLA's commitment to representing our members' interest in Washington, DC, began over 111 years ago with the creation of the NHLA Rules. The Rules not only provided stability to developing hardwood markets, they also demonstrated the industry's willingness and ability to self-regulate. The implementation of the Rules through the NHLA Inspection Service, is the cornerstone of NHLA's long-term partnership with government agencies like the United States Department of Agriculture, and has helped prevent unnecessary regulation for generations.

Today, NHLA is proud to advocate on our members' behalf in Washington, DC through its partnership and support of the Hardwood Federation (HF). HF works collaboratively with its hardwood industry members to ensure our voices are heard by the administration, legislators and government officials. As HF's largest contributor, NHLA donates 10% of member dues annually.

Working alongside HF key members and association partners, NHLA advocates on our members' behalf by:

• Participating alongside members in Hardwood Federation's annual Fly-Ins
• Collaborating with HF's government affairs experts as critical issues arise
• Issues calls to action and member alerts to keep our members informed
  and engaged on time sensitive legislative issues
• Updating members through ongoing government affairs articles in Hardwood Matters