The timber industry was having issues before the COVID-19 pandemic. Tariffs from China were putting a strain on the industry. Then the pandemic hit, and mills slowed production or closed altogether. While lumber prices shot up during the height of the pandemic, timbers harvesters and haulers weren’t benefiting from it . It’s that cumulation that makes the relief funding for those harvesters and haulers so critical, according to Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisconsin). “We’ve seen this hit...
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