Industry News

  • 5 Stocks Financial Advisors Are Watching Closely
    In the US, housing starts surged by 16.9% in December, reaching a 13-year high. Retail sales advanced by 0.3% last month, which shows that the  ... read more
    Source: “Log Exports” OR “Lumber Futures” OR “Lumber Exports” OR “Random Lengths” OR “Lumber Composite Price” OR “idaho forest group” OR “Housing Starts”Published on 2020-01-22
  • Visions of Vernon – Vernon Parish Communities, Auburn – Benasco (Hood)
    One was a railroad engineer from Harris Co., Texas and the other was a sawmill worker who lived in Cravens in 1917. Normally, postmasters were  ... read more
    Source: “Forestry industry” OR “Softwood lumber” OR “Forest Service” OR “Forest Restoration” OR “Sawmill” OR “Lumber Production” OR “Lumber Prices” OR “Lumber Mill”Published on 2020-01-22
  • A Walk in the Woods: Pipelines and the Appalachian Trail
    At issue in the Supreme Court case is the green light that the U.S. Forest Service gave the Atlantic Coast Pipeline to cross the Appalachian Trail within  ... read more
    Source: “Forestry industry” OR “Softwood lumber” OR “Forest Service” OR “Forest Restoration” OR “Sawmill” OR “Lumber Production” OR “Lumber Prices” OR “Lumber Mill”Published on 2020-01-22
  • The Ghost of Mining’s Past Threatens Cabinet Mountains
    The Forest Service spends about $300,000 a year in public funds to collect and treat the highly contaminated water before it reaches the upper Clark  ... read more
    Source: “Forestry industry” OR “Softwood lumber” OR “Forest Service” OR “Forest Restoration” OR “Sawmill” OR “Lumber Production” OR “Lumber Prices” OR “Lumber Mill”Published on 2020-01-22
  • Tusayan, Developers Begin New Push for Massive Grand Canyon Project
    A U.S. Forest Service permit is required to build roads and utilities across Forest Service land. “We must stand against greedy developers who see the  ... read more
    Source: “Forestry industry” OR “Softwood lumber” OR “Forest Service” OR “Forest Restoration” OR “Sawmill” OR “Lumber Production” OR “Lumber Prices” OR “Lumber Mill”Published on 2020-01-22
  • Allegheny Wood lays off 87 workers after fire ravages plant
    Hardwood and lumber products company Allegheny Wood Products has laid off 87 employees after a January 4 fire destroyed most of its sawmill in  ... read more
    Source: “Forestry industry” OR “Softwood lumber” OR “Forest Service” OR “Forest Restoration” OR “Sawmill” OR “Lumber Production” OR “Lumber Prices” OR “Lumber Mill”Published on 2020-01-22
  • Refinance outlook lifts Fannie Mae’s origination forecast
    With interest rates expected to stay low while wages and the overall economy grow in conjunction, Fannie Mae again boosted its single-family  ... read more
    Source: “Log Exports” OR “Lumber Futures” OR “Lumber Exports” OR “Random Lengths” OR “Lumber Composite Price” OR “idaho forest group” OR “Housing Starts”Published on 2020-01-22
  • Tarkington VFD accepts $218K donation from Texas Forest Service for new fire engine
    Just before Christmas, Tarkington VFD took delivery of a new fire engine. The $390,000 purchase would not have been impossible for the  ... read more
    Source: “Forestry industry” OR “Softwood lumber” OR “Forest Service” OR “Forest Restoration” OR “Sawmill” OR “Lumber Production” OR “Lumber Prices” OR “Lumber Mill”Published on 2020-01-22
  • In Brief Before US Supreme Court, AG Mark Herring Highlights Deficiencies of Federal Pipeline …
    Attorney General Herring's brief highlights a near complete failure of the U.S. Forest Service to meet its obligations under federal law and regulations,  ... read more
    Source: “Forestry industry” OR “Softwood lumber” OR “Forest Service” OR “Forest Restoration” OR “Sawmill” OR “Lumber Production” OR “Lumber Prices” OR “Lumber Mill”Published on 2020-01-22
  • Data tracks 60 years of change in Canadian housing sector
    Housing starts in Canada averaged 201,000 per year during the past decade – mirroring the 10-year period from 2000-'09 and tied for the  ... read more
    Source: “Log Exports” OR “Lumber Futures” OR “Lumber Exports” OR “Random Lengths” OR “Lumber Composite Price” OR “idaho forest group” OR “Housing Starts”Published on 2020-01-22
  • Brush fire burns an acre of land in Tice
    As the investigation continues, Florida Forest Service is telling neighbors to be cautious at this time of year. “Same as with hurricane season, check  ... read more
    Source: “Forestry industry” OR “Softwood lumber” OR “Forest Service” OR “Forest Restoration” OR “Sawmill” OR “Lumber Production” OR “Lumber Prices” OR “Lumber Mill”Published on 2020-01-22
  • Existing-home sales soar to best pace in nearly 2 years
    Housing starts jumped 17% in December to a 13-year high, according to a January 17 release from the Census Bureau. The seasonally adjusted  ... read more
    Source: “Log Exports” OR “Lumber Futures” OR “Lumber Exports” OR “Random Lengths” OR “Lumber Composite Price” OR “idaho forest group” OR “Housing Starts”Published on 2020-01-22
  • Existing-home sales in the US soar to best pace in nearly 2 years
    Housing starts jumped 17% in December to a 13-year high , according to a January 17 release from the Census Bureau. The seasonally adjusted  ... read more
    Source: “Log Exports” OR “Lumber Futures” OR “Lumber Exports” OR “Random Lengths” OR “Lumber Composite Price” OR “idaho forest group” OR “Housing Starts”Published on 2020-01-22
  • City of Missoula to update 2014 aerial maps to reflect changes on the ground
    Downtown student housing didn't exist, and even the Old Sawmill District was an empty field. Much has changed over the last six years, making the  ... read more
    Source: “Forestry industry” OR “Softwood lumber” OR “Forest Service” OR “Forest Restoration” OR “Sawmill” OR “Lumber Production” OR “Lumber Prices” OR “Lumber Mill”Published on 2020-01-22
  • Neil Dutta Says Housing and Consumer Data Come in Strong
    Renaissance Macro Research Head of Economics speaks to Bloomberg's Joe Weisenthal about the economic expansion cycle and strong housing  ... read more
    Source: “Log Exports” OR “Lumber Futures” OR “Lumber Exports” OR “Random Lengths” OR “Lumber Composite Price” OR “idaho forest group” OR “Housing Starts”Published on 2020-01-22

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