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Lumber trade dispute and tariffs boost U.S. wood products

Sep 20, 2018
Prices for U.S. softwood lumber have jumped since tariffs against Canadian lumber took effect last year.
A machine piles pine logs for processing at the Montrose Forest Products sawmill. In 2012, this Colorado log yard was nearly empty. 
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Strong demand for wood pulp driving diaper, paper towel prices higher

Jul 31, 2018
Your shopping bill could be getting noticeably higher. Procter & Gamble today announced it’s planning to raise prices on a lot of its products, including Bounty paper towels and Puffs tissues. One reason for those increases? P&G is having to…
 A worker at Potlatch Corporation Consumer Products Division transports two huge parent rolls of tissue paper, weighing 4500 pounds. 
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Beetle infestation drives up lumber prices

Oct 26, 2012
A new set of beetles is taking North America by storm, and this time the casualty is the lumber industry. What does this mean for home building and other lumber needs in the U.S.?

Guitar makers worried about wood import law

Jan 23, 2012
Gibson Guitar was raided by the Justice Department last year. Now instrument makers want clarification on a law that protects endangered trees.