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Sawmills in the North-West of Russia began to stop production due to the inability to redirect supplies from Europe to the East. Since July 10, they have been unable to export to Europe due to sanctions imposed in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Investment companies are seeing a strong movement towards ESG type investments in forestry and natural resource assets. A lot of that demand is coming out of Europe as people are trying to meet their climate and carbon neutrality goals. Joe Sanderson, managing director and CEO of natural resources at Domain Timber Advi...

The Departments of Agriculture, the Interior and Homeland Security through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are announcing the selection of members to the Wildland Fire Mitigation and Management Commission.

Following its historic $100 million-plus verdict in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, Raffel Systems, LLC plans to urge three federal agencies to investigate Chinese furniture manufacturer Man Wah Holdings Ltd., Inc. for alleged unfair competition practices and intellectual property theft.

The Government of Canada launches the Daki Menan Lands and Resources Forestry Initiative. This initiative benefited from $250,000 in funding through the Indigenous Forestry Initiative (IFI), which provides financial support to Indigenous-led economic development projects in Canada’s forest sector.

In a Ft. Lauderdale federal court, Florida, Judge Roy Altman entered a permanent injunction requiring the revocation of all PS 1 certificates issued by PFS-TECO to over a dozen Brazilian mills producing structural plywood for the U.S. market. The decision forces wholesalers and retailers to immediately consider these p...

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President & CEO Heidi Brock issued the following statement after Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed HB22-1355 into law, creating an extended producer responsibility (EPR) program that includes paper and paper-based packaging products.

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced more than $32 million to fund 2022 wood innovations and community wood grants. These grants aim to expand the use of wood products, strengthen emerging wood markets, and support active management to improve forest health and resilience, especially in light of the ongo...