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China Proposes Retaliatory Tariffs on U.S. Hardwood Exports

The trade wars between the United States and other major trading partners has hit the forest products sector with a thud as China announced...

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...
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Better Business: Is Exporting the Way to Grow Your Business This Year?

If you haven’t considered exporting as a way to grow, it may be easier than you think, and there is a lot of potential....

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...
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