Western Congressional Leaders Sounds Alarm over Low Timber Harvests - Mar 3, 2023 

A lack of available supply can impact the viability of sawmills, and these lawmakers identified five sawmills near FS land that have closed during the past three years. The concern is that more sawmills could be in jeopardy if more isn’t done to make timber supply available from federal lands.; NEWS IN BRIEF: New orders for manufactured durable goods in January decreased $13.0 billion. River City Wood Products has recently acquired Southwood Lumber and Pallet. PECO Pallet Inc. has partnered with Optilogic. Two senators are gearing up to re-introduce the Community Wood Facilities Assistance Act. The Biden administration has announced stepped-up efforts to fight and prevent western wildfires.