Infrastructure Bill Includes Provisions of Interest to the Forest Products Sector - Sep 3, 2021 

The package creates a new federal system for subsidizing sawmills and other wood processing facilities, along with $400 million in new financial assistance. The provision specifies that “close proximity” to a sawmill would become a factor for agencies to consider when funding federal land restoration.; Produce Executive Suggests Pallet Shortage Crisis Is Improving: The industry faced a major pallet shortage thanks to CHEP curtailing deliveries as well as a general pallet industry shortage of pallets, lumber and labor.