Markets

One of the biggest challenges facing the vitality of America’s working forests are restrictions to the global markets that we are seeing more and more of. While many of these may be well-intentioned efforts overseas, they have the unintended consequence of placing significant barriers to free trade while doing nothing to maintain the sustainability of our resources here in the United States. Requirements that might make sense in many third-world regions simply have the opposite impact here, causing economic harm without any real benefit. In this section, we will alert you to policy initiatives that put up roadblocks to free trade and market access.

National Forest Products Week 2018

National Forest Products Week 2018

During National Forest Products Week, FLA recognizes that challenges remain for the family forest landowners who supply the resources that we celebrate this week. We examine the issues that our members face in today’s economy.

Deep Dive on Market Assumptions

Deep Dive on Market Assumptions

Dr. Cubbage’s data-rich discussions have been eagerly consumed at forestry conferences around the country by forestry stakeholders wondering when a rebound in sawtimber might be anticipated. The Forest Landowners Association spoke with Dr. Cubbage for a short preview of the presentation.

Federally Funded Projects Should Use US Wood

Federally Funded Projects Should Use US Wood

FLA is encouraging the concept of “buy America” to include the use of US wood products in all federally funded projects including infrastructure projects. The use of US wood will help revitalize rural communities and economies throughout rural forestry communities.

Expanding and Growing Foreign Markets for Timber

Expanding and Growing Foreign Markets for Timber

In 2016, the United States exported $38 billion worth of forestry products, with $3.4 billion accounting for lumber. Data from the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service indicates that China is the largest consumer of American wood and wood products, with imports...

ITC Ruling Positive For Timber Markets

ITC Ruling Positive For Timber Markets

ITC Determination A Step in the Right Direction for Timber Markets Earlier this morning, the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) made affirmative determinations in its final phase of antidumping and countervailing duty investigations regarding softwood...