Washington, DC – This week, the House Agriculture Committee approved its version of the Farm Bill, moving the legislation to the floor for consideration...
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A report on Outdoor Recreation says the category has grown economically by 5% from 2005 through 2011… The report published by the Outdoor industry association calculates the direct economic impact for a set of outdoor recreation activities including biking, hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, snow sports and watersports to name a few. The report looks at the purchase of gear and vehicles, and the dollars spent on trips and travel. Spending by this group according to the association supports innumerable small business owners, recreation
Areas, cared for by land managers, park rangers, NGOs and volunteers and has reached over $646 billion in spending, supporting 6.1 million jobs and $80 billion in federal, state and local tax revenue.