Global Issues Could Impact Domestic Supply - Mar 5, 2021 

Over the last two decades, China has become an even larger buyer on the global wood market since the nation reduced its use of domestic logs and timber to preserve forests. Both the United States and Russia have become major suppliers of wood material (including logs and lumber) to China. However, Russia may ban the export of softwood logs and high-value hardwood logs by the end of 2021.; SLB Increases Assessment Rate: These funds are used for softwood lumber research, innovation, promotion, consumer education and industry information. Checkoffs are designed to boost markets for agricultural products.; Hurricane Michael Remnants Pose Wildfire Dangers Years Later: An estimated 550 million trees in Florida, weighing 72 million tons, were damaged or destroyed by the storm.; NEWS IN BRIEF: EPAL recently reported that its Euro pallets are being used to safely transport coronavirus vaccines throughout Europe.