Coming into Focus: Expiration of Softwood Pact Nears, Concerns Arise - Softwood Lumber Agreement: As the trade pact sets to expire, neither the U.S. nor Canadian authorities can reach a new agreement. Looks as if conditions are right for Canadian lumber imports to increase.   (10/1/2015)

  Coming into Focus: USDA Decides to Move Forward with Hardwood Checkoff, Seeks Comment - Federal officials release Hardwood Checkoff revisions indicating they are moving forward with an industry vote on the program while seeking comments on the assessment structure and the inclusion of hardwood plywood.   (7/2/2015)

  Hardwood Checkoff Sponsors Call for Limiting Scope Of the Program, Excluding Industrial Grade Markets - After a number or large sawmills and industrial grade users have voiced their opposition against the proposed hardwood checkoff for trade promotion and research, the BRC announced its willingness to make some concessions to help ensure passage of the proposal.   (3/3/2014)

  Gibson Case Sets Precedent for Lacey Act Enforcement - The investigation into whether Gibson Guitar violated the Lacey Act has been resolved, leaving some lessons for the forest products industry.  (10/1/2012)

  Final Trucking HOS Rules Released - Final Trucking HOS Rules Released  (2/1/2012)

  SLA Extension Could Be Nearing - SLA Extension Could Be Nearing  (2/1/2012)

  Thinking Ahead–Letter from Chaille: Don’t Fret Over It.... Gibson Guitar Case Raises Green Questions - Publisher, Chaille Brindley, asks some tough questions about the implications of the recent controversy over the enforcement of the Lacey Act, especially as it relates to recent raids on Gibson Guitar.   (11/1/2011)

  Good Intentions Gone Wrong? Lacey Act Lessons from the Gibson Guitar Raid - Hardwood Review offers lessons to the hardwood industry coming from the recent Gibson Guitar raids and the concerns being raised about the Lacey Act.   (11/1/2011)

  Biomass Credit Update: A Look at BCAP’s Past and Future Impact - Biomass facilities are gearing up for the release of the final BCAP rules. Find out what it could mean for the forest products industry.  (9/1/2010)

  Federal Government Issues New BCAP Proposed Rules, Suspends Biomass Payments - Biomass Subsidies Update: Federal government issues new BCAP proposed rules, suspends interim biomass payments.   (3/1/2010)

  Two Sides on Softwood - Representatives of U. S. and Canadian Lumber Interests Give Their Views in Lumber Dispute  (9/3/2002)