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From the Hill – A New House Farm Bill

The House and Senate have passed their versions of the Farm Bill. Next, the leadership in both chambers will put together a conference committee...

Logger Survey: Is Logging an Agricultural Activity? We Want Your Feedback

For years the Agriculture sector has enjoyed various Acts passed in Congress which have helped to bring some semblance of stability to their industry....

EPA Indicates Shift on Forestry Biomass Energy

The debate about how to view energy from forest biomass sources has raged for more than a decade. Pro industry groups contend it will...

Sawmill Legislative Roundup: Year of the Farm Bill…or at least we hope

The House and Senate Agriculture Committees are putting pen to paper on the next Farm Bill because the current version expires this year. In...

Deadline Looms for Implementation of ELD Mandate for Commercial Truck Drivers

After two years of debate and preparations, new federal regulations that require most interstate commercial truck drivers to use electronic logging devices (ELDs) or...

U.S. Announces Antidumping Duties, Negotiations Continue in Softwood Lumber Fight

The plot thickens in the current trade dispute between the United States and Canada over softwood lumber imports. The International Trade Administration (ITA) recently...

Trump, the Economy and the Regulatory Agenda

At the NWPCA annual leadership conference, a number of speakers explained why Trump faces headwinds to his policies.   The first 100 days of the Trump...

Commerce Department Sets Preliminary Duties on Canadian Softwood Lumber

Lumber Dispute: U.S. officials issue preliminary ruling on Canadian softwood lumber countervailing duty petition.   It came as no surprise that the U.S. Department of Commerce...

Fecon®, Inc. Hosts Ohio Governor John Kasich and Lt. Governor Mary Taylor

Governor John Kasich and Lt. Governor Mary Taylor stopped by Fecon, Inc., a Lebanon, Ohio based manufacture of equipment as part of Agriculture Day...

Legislation Seeks to Reduce Formaldehyde Emissions

Legislation to reduce emissions of formaldehyde from composite wood products has been introduced in the Senate. Improving the air quality of American homes may bring...
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