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Biden Plan Increases Funds for Thinning

President Joe Biden’s proposed ‘Build Back Better’ spending plan for infrastructure includes more than $15 billion over the next decade to thin fire-prone forests...

Lumber Prices Climbing Again

Lumber prices are rising again even as the industry steps into what is normally a seasonal lull in home construction. Prices are climbing amid tight...

Trex to Build Arkansas Plant

Trex Co. of Winchester, Virginia, which manufactures composite decking, will invest $400 million in a plant that will employ 500 people at the Little...

Bill Would Give Tax Break to Forest Owners

U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA) introduced legislation to help America’s landowners recover from the loss of timber after...

Caterpillar Engines Power Equipment

Caterpillar Cat® engines are used to power a number of different brands of machines manufactured for the forest products industry. The Hogzilla TC Series Monster...

Softwood Group, Agriculture Sign Memorandum

The Softwood Lumber Board has signed a memorandum of understanding that builds on its relationship with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to grow demand...

Lumber Prices, Demand Likely to Climb Long-Term

The lumber market has been particularly volatile in the past three months, but demand and prices for the commodity are likely to see a...

Hunt, Tolko Plan Second Louisiana Mill

Hunt Forest Products and Tolko Industries will collaborate to build a new $240 million sawmill in Bienville Parish, Louisiana — their second joint venture...

California Rep. Seeks Hearing on Post-Fire Logging

Representative Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) says the U.S. Forest Service may be putting people’s lives in danger as the result of the agency’s widely used...

Thermal Modification Benefits Wood

Thermal modification of wood involves gradually heating it in a chamber – completely devoid of oxygen to prevent combustion – between 410-450 degrees (F)....
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