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Today, Agriculture Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has allocated $380.7 million in federal block grant funding for Florida farmers devastated by Hurricane Michael. Read more

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By Armistice Day in 1918, nearly 24,000 men made up the Canadian Forestry Corps Read more

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Carbon offsets and emissions trading evolved out of the 1997 Kyoto Protocol as a mechanism that could be used by industries that either couldn’t reduce their emissions – airlines are a prime example – or found it too expensive. Read more

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If the timber industry in Alaska is looking to harvest more trees, the Trump administration's proposal to open roadless areas in Tongass National Forest to logging might not be the way to get there. Read more

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Fourteen counties are suing the state, arguing they've been shortchanged since the Oregon Department of Forestry adopted new forest management rules. Counties claim they’re owed $1 billion because Oregon failed to maximize logging on the land. Read more

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Wood fiber costs for US pellet manufacturers fell in the 2Q/19, while Canadian pellet producers experienced higher costs due to reduced supply of sawmill residues, reports the North American Wood Fiber Review. Read more

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Testimony by Watsa was so problematic, judge awarded some Fibrek shareholders $13.5 million Read more

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WRI’s global and European sawlog price indices have both fallen over the past two years as sawlog prices have moved downward in most countries worldwide, reports the WRQ Read more

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A downturn in British Columbia’s lumber industry is a chance to refocus on getting more money out of provincial forests, Premier John Horgan said Friday. Read more

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The BC Council of Forest Industries (COFI) today released a plan – “Smart Future: A Path Forward for B.C.’s Forest Products Industry” – with 60 policy choices that can be made today to secure a stronger future for B.C.’s forest sector. Read more

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A huge mechanical claw scoops up several ponderosa pine logs and feeds them into an industrial chipper. Thousands of wood chunks are then blasted into a large shipping container. Read more

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OTTAWA - A joint NAFTA panel has given the United States three months to rethink its tariffs on imported Canadian softwood lumber but the saga for Canada's troubled softwood companies is far from over. Read more

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Tiny bark beetles the size of a black bean have killed entire mountainsides of pine trees in the western U.S, but ecologists and forest managers disagree about whether they are a pest or a boon to wildlife ecosystems. Read more

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The Canadian government has announced two investments totaling more than $4.7 million in Woodland Biofuels. The announcement was made at the Western Sarnia-Lambton Research Park in Ontario. Read more

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On this day last year, British Columbia was in the midst of a three-week-long state of emergency declared due to wildfires. Read more

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B.C’s Minister of Forests Doug Donaldson has hand-delivered a direct plea for federal help in dealing with the cascading affects of the growing crisis in British Columbia’s forest industry. Read more

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Canfor Corporation has announced it will be temporarily curtailing operations at three British Columbia mills due to log supply constraints, log costs and current market conditions. Read more

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There's been a blizzard this week in Utah, and still, State Forester Brian Cottam is preoccupied with forest fires. Read more

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The Milwaukee (Wisconsin) City Council's City Plan Commission voted unanimously to approve the rezoning for a project that includes what could be the Western Hemisphere's tallest mass timber structure, Read more

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Extreme cold temperatures in the forecast could be good news for Winnipeg's ash trees and very bad news for emerald ash borers. Read more

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