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U.S. Wood Products Hearing

July 28, 2021

AGINFO.NET — Volatile timber markets continue. At the same time, lumber mill operations continue to support good-paying jobs in the rural southeast. Caroline Dauzat, a 4th generation owner of the Rex Lumber Company, spoke to a House Ag committee looking at how the U.S. wood products industry fared in the

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The End of the Housing Boom will be when Mortgage Rates Rise In 2022

July 28, 2021

Bill Conerly Senior Contributor Forbes   FORBES — The current housing boom will flatten in 2022—or possibly early 2023—when mortgage interest rates rise. There is no bubble to burst, though prices may retreat from panic-buying highs. The boom produced some frantic buying, bids in excess of asking prices, and plenty

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Ottawa Valley forestry sector booming amid skyrocketing lumber prices

July 28, 2021

OTTAWA BUSINESS JOURNAL — There may be more than 100 companies of all sizes already deeply immersed in Renfrew County forestry, but the 160-year-old industry is far from saturated. There’s always room for a few more, says Alastair Baird, the manager of economic development services for the County of Renfrew.

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High-priced B.C. losing to low-priced U.S. 

July 28, 2021

VICTORIA, VANCOUVER SUN — Premier John Horgan says B.C.-based forest companies should be investing their recent record-high profits in supporting employment in forest-dependent communities and in generating government revenues here in B.C. “We need to make sure that those benefits to those companies flow down to workers, to communities and

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Over half a billion investment in sawmills planned across Louisiana

July 27, 2021

THE ACADIANA ADVOCATE — Transforming Louisiana’s forests into various tree-based products made from fast-growing pine to hardwood such as oak is a growing business as developers are on track to build $557 million of sawmill projects in the state. The newest is a $240 million sawmill planned in Bienville Parish

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Hunt Forest Products, Tolko Industries Announce New Sawmill

July 27, 2021

RUSTON, LA – Hunt Forest Products and Tolko Industries Ltd have announced they will build a $240 million, state-of-the-art sawmill in Bienville Parish, near Taylor, LA. Construction is expected to start in early 2022, and the new facility will employ approximately 60 people when operations begin in the first half

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Be Bear Wise while camping

July 26, 2021

Always call 911 in an emergency. Call 1-866-514-2327 to report a sighting. /ONresources TTY 705-945-7641 Packing checklist:  Long ropes for hanging food and garbage  Whistle or air horn  Bear spray  Long-handled axe  Dog leash  Garbage bags  Easily prepared food When enjoying Ontario’s campsites,

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