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Guidance for Lumber Labeling

Recent headlines have called attention to how lumber is labeled for retail sale. In the interest of consumer protection, all states have regulations describing how this must be done. Many states follow the Uniform Regulation for the Method of Sale of Commodities, otherwise known as NIST Handbook...

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2014: Record SP Exports, Softwood Imports Rise

Southern Pine exports finished 2014 at a record volume of just over 552 million board feet (MMbf), a jump of 17% above the 2013 export total, according to the latest trade data released by the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service. Southern Pine lumber exports have more than doubled in the past five...

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SPC Meets USDA Leaders

SFPA Vice Chairman William Almond represented the Southern Pine Council last week at a meeting that included organizations receiving promotional funding from the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS). The New Orleans meeting was a unique opportunity to interact with Krysta Harden, USDA’s...

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