Relief Sought for Hardwood Sector - Jul 24, 2020 

A letter to the House leadership from nine Congress members included a plea from Dana Cole, executive director of the Hardwood Federation. The hardwood industry has been severely affected by the double-impact of the U.S.-China trade dispute as well as the pandemic, she said.; Pallet Profile Launches New Reporting Categories: Last week the Pallet Profile has started our new pricing page structure. It now lists softwood prices by region for #3 and #4 SYP and SPF in 2x4 and 2x6 dimensions.; Forest Products Sector Concerned about H-2B Guest Worker Suspension: This limitation to augment domestic labor supply will have negative impacts on forest health and the overall forest economy according to the FRA.; NEWS IN BRIEF: If you’ve been closed because of the pandemic you and your employees may have questions about returning to work. A fire that started at a pallet company in Modesto, California, spread to vehicles at a bakery next door. The USDA-APHIS extended the comment period on the proposed implementation of revised Lacey Act provisions. President Trump signed legislation to extend the deadline for small businesses to apply for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The American Trucking Associations issued its report on how the trucking industry fared in 2019.