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Verso Shutdowns Impact Minnesota, Wisconsin

Verso announced an indefinite shutdown of its paper mills in Duluth, Minnesota, and Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, at the end of July. Representatives of the forest...

U.S. Manufacturing Bounces Back; Wood Products Lead Gains

U.S. manufacturing is the strongest it has been in 14 months, bouncing back stronger than expected in June. The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) reported...

Pandemic Spurring DIY Projects, Driving Up Lumber Prices

Since bottoming out in early April, wholesale lumber prices have soared 50 percent. At $523 per thousand board feet recently, they were well above...

More Trade Shows Succumb to Pandemic

More forest products industry trade shows have been canceled this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Great Lakes Logging & Heavy Equipment Expo was...

State Foresters Propose Stimulus Plan

The National Association of State Foresters, composed of the forestry agency directors in the 50 states, issued a COVID-19 stimulus platform — policy recommendations...

Richmond Expo Trade Show, Other Events Canceled

While various upcoming forest products industry trade shows, events and meetings have been postponed or switched to a ‘virtual’ format because of the COVID-19...

Loggers Ask Congress for Pandemic Relief

The American Loggers Council (ALC) and its affiliated state organizations have asked Congress to support a proposal to provide economic aid to loggers and...

Forest Service to Speed Up Environmental Reviews, Permitting

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has ordered the U.S. Forest Service to speed up processes for environmental reviews and permits to enable more logging,...

Europe’s Highest Court Rules in Favor of Wood Biomass

The European Court of Justice dismissed a case challenging the use of wood biomass as a fuel to produce energy. Europe’s highest court ruled in...

SFPA Recognizes Mills for Safety

Seven Southern pine sawmills have been recognized for safety by the Southern Forest Products Association. The mills, all association members, were named recipients of...
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