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Genetically Engineered Apple Trees Get USDA Okay

By Bill Esler Posted: 02/13/2015 7:28AM

Apples from genetically engineered apple trees, the Arctic Golden and Arctic Granny apples, have received USDA okay to be marketed. Developed by Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc. of Summerland, BC, the apples will likely be propagated via bud wood and grafting.


Softwood Log Imports to China Slowed in the 4Q/14

By Hakan Ekstrom Posted: 02/12/2015 2:47PM

Softwood log imports to China slowed in the 4Q/14, but 2014 was still a record year with the import value surpassing 5.4 billion dollars, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly.


Red Oak Lumber Plentiful Amid Flooring Industry Slowdown

By Andy Johnson Posted: 02/12/2015 2:35PM

Hardwood lumber sales in the U.S. remain slow, with many sawmills and concentration yards building inventories.


Sawlog Prices Fell Throughout Much of North America During the 3Q

By Hakan Ekstrom Posted: 02/09/2015 2:01PM

Sawlog prices were generally lower in the 3Q/14 than in the same quarter in 2013 in most of the major log-consuming regions of the US and Canada, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review (NAWFR).




Universal Forest Products Acquires Rapid Wood Lumber Supplier

Posted by Michaelle Bradford | Posted: 02/06/2015 11:40AM

Universal Forest Products has purchased the assets of Idaho-based Rapid Wood Mfg., which supplies lumber products for manufactured housing.


Canada's Lumber Industry Wins in Mexico Heat Treated Wood Deal

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 02/05/2015 6:00PM

Wood exports are likely to rise, say Canada's agricultural and trade agencies, following Mexico agreed to recognize Canada's heat treated lumber certification program.


U.S. Hardwood Exports Hurt by Rising Dollar

By Andy Johnson Posted: 02/05/2015 11:06AM

U.S. hardwood exports are hurt by rising U.S. dollar, particularly in Europe. With the exception of walnut, exports of hickory, cherry and hard maple slid in some export markets last Nov.


Resolute Forest Products Settles Lawsuit with Environmental Group

Posted by Michaelle Bradford | Posted: 02/04/2015 1:08PM

Resolute Forest Products and the Rainforest Alliance reached a legal settlement resulting from a lawsuit lodged by Resolute in May 2014.


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