Progress in the Works for China Trade Issue, Fate of USMCA Uncertain - May 3, 2019 

The Hardwood Federation has confirmed that hardwood and wood products continue to be included in the agriculture discussions, although details remain fluid.; U.S. Forests Are Healthy But at Risk to Wildfires, Harvesting Takes Place on Only 2% of Available Land: According a the report, the industry accounts for approximately 4% of the nation’s total manufacturing GDP, producing over $200 billion in products every year.; News Briefs: Pending sales of previously owned U.S. homes jumped by 3.8% in March. More than 80 commercial exhibitors are expected to participate in the Forest Product Equipment and Technology Exposition on June 7 and 8.