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Western US sawmills in November produced 1.151 bbf of softwood lumber, up 2.1% year-over-year and down 4.3% when compared with prior month: WWPA

Norwegian Hauerseter timber terminal officially opens, mainly to transport spruce pulpwood to Norske Skog Saugbrugs paper mill in Halden, Norway; transporters first delivered timber on Dec. 23, 2021, and first train is scheduled to run during January

Western Forest Products, Na̲nwaḵolas First Nations agree to joint planning, deferral of harvest on some 2,500 hectares of old-growth forest for two years; agreement supports British Columbia's old-growth strategy

TNC welcomes US Forest Service's 10-year Wildfire Crisis Strategy, says added funding will increase resilience of forests, rangelands to catastrophic wildfires, reduce risk to communities; it applauds agency's commitment to working with other landowners

Open Space Institute applauds New York governor's state budget, commitment to combatting climate change and improving access to parks/public land; US$4B Clean Water, Clean Air, and Green Jobs Bond Act focuses on land conservation, protection of open space

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January 06, 2022

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Commentary: Post-forest fire carbon emissions can be slowed by removing dead trees, locking up that carbon in wood products; quickly replanting after the fire is a climate solution that can help accelerate regrowth, bring the carbon cycle back in balance
Forest2Market Inc. (01/05)

TNC, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency purchase conservation easement protecting 43,000-acre Ed Carter Unit of North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area; largest state-held conservation easement in Tennessee history also protects streams, elk habitat
The Nature Conservancy (01/05)


California Dept. of Forestry and Fire Protection officials conclude that July 2021 Dixie Fire was started by electrical lines owned by PG&E; fire became second-largest single fire in state history, burning 963,309 acres, destroying 1,329 structures
Record Searchlight (01/05)

US Fish and Wildlife Service acquires 4,628 acres of Columbia Bottomlands forest on Texas Gulf Coast; old-growth forest tract to become part of San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge as habitat for benefit of resident, migratory wildlife
Targeted News Service (01/05)


TNC applauds environmental, climate proposals included in New York governor's 2022 State of the State Address, such as increasing environmental bond act to US$4B, expanding funding for Environmental Protection Fund to protect water in forest preserves
The Nature Conservancy (01/05)


Fruit Farming

Belize government to invest US$15M into the country's citrus industry over the next three years and gives its approval for the diversification of the citrus industry into processing of more non-traditional fruits
Fresh Plaza (01/05)

Dairy Farming

Total amount of milk sold off Canadian farms rises 0.2% year-over-year to 791,519 kiloliters in October, Statistics Canada says; milk sold off farms for fluid purposes falls 5.6% to 223,239 kiloliters
Statistics Canada (01/05)

Regenerative Agriculture

Cover crop plantings in the US total as much as 22 million acres in 2021, up 43% from 2017, according to USDA data
Thai News Service (01/05)



Proposed legislation in Alabama would ban the state's farmland and forests from being purchased by foreign buyers; currently, Alabama has the third-highest amount of foreign-held agricultural land in the US at nearly 1.8 million acres
The St. Clair Times (01/05)

New home prices in Canada increased 0.8% in November, continuing the string of monthly increases since May 2020; new home prices were up 11.7% year-over-year in November: Statistics Canada
Statistics Canada (01/05)

 Wood Products

MDF, Particleboard & Non-Structural Panels

Ornamental Decorative Millwork receives Bronze Award in Residential Products Online's 2021 MVP Awards in the Interior Surfaces category; company's CoverTrim made from MDF is designed to install over existing mouldings
Residential Products Online (01/05)

Engineered Wood Products (EWP)

The Neutral Project plans spring groundbreaking for The Edison, its apartment project using CLT construction in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin; project received city approvals in fall 2021, will have around 200 units, with goal to open by late summer 2023
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (01/05)

Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT)/Mass Timber

RBC Capital: 2022 likely a pivotal year for wood products producers, as pricing should be very strong, especially in H1, given continued strong demand, supply chain disruptions; M&A activity likely to remain elevated, and mass timber will continue to grow
RBC Capital Markets LLC (01/05)


Commentary: Lumber demand will only grow as wood becomes popular in sustainable building, and impact of climate change becomes more obvious; research shows wood cuts carbon emissions, allows buildings to be constructed faster, thereby producing less waste
TheNextWeb.com (01/05)

US Dept. of Commerce issues notice of Canada's request for binational panel review under US-Mexico-Canada Agreement over DOC's final results of administrative review of softwood lumber products from Canada; USMCA assigns case number USA-CDA-2021-10.12-03
Targeted News Service (01/05)


Paper Pulp

Nippon Paper develops battery made from wood pulp with power storage capacity of 1 to 10 watt-hours/kg, equivalent to 1/200 to 1/20 capacity of lithium ion batteries; company to boost battery capacity to power drones by 2024, smartphones by 2030, and cars
Electronics Weekly (01/05)

Fluff Pulp

American Hygienics now holds three patents for bamboo-based products; the two for diapers include crushing of bamboo pulp and three-layered cores with a bamboo pulp center, while third patent involves converting bamboo pulp into Airlaid for feminine pads
American Hygienics Corp. (01/05)

Recovered Paper

Recovered paper meets over 50% of Europe's demand for raw material for paper products, primarily for newsprint, packaging; Europe collects over 57 million tons/year for recycling, and collection rate grows over 50% every year: Future Market Insights
Global Banking & Finance Review (01/05)

 Real Estate

Mortgages/Home Financing

US mortgage applications decreased 2.7% in week ended Dec. 31 from two weeks earlier; Refinance Index decreased 2.0%, Purchase Index decreased 4.0%: Mortgage Bankers Assn.
Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) (01/05)

Real Estate

John Burns Consulting: Boom in work-from-home demand drove record master-planned community sales in 2021, and new home demand expected to remain strong in 2022, though supply constraints may prevent top master plans from fulfilling all of the demand
John Burns Real Estate Consulting LLC (01/05)


Trucking/Van Delivery

Walmart to add over 3,000 US drivers, build all-electric van fleet to support its InHome service that enables delivery of groceries directly into shoppers’ homes; company now services 6 million homes, but expects to reach 30 million homes by end of 2022
Reuters (01/05)

Walmart reserves 5,000 of BrightDrop’s EV600 and smaller EV410 electric delivery vans to support its last mile delivery network and goal of operating a zero-emission logistics fleet by 2040; vans to be used for company's InHome and GoLocal services
General Motors Co. (01/05)

Marine Ports

Electric vehicle charging firm Go-Station announces new EV charging station to be built in coming months near Port of Savannah in Georgia; company says charging infrastructure will enable light, medium and heavy-duty trucks to complete more EV journeys
GlobeNewswire (01/05)

Logistics, Shipping & Delivery

FedEx expands partnership with BrightDrop by reserving production for 2,000 electric vans over next few years; company also to expand testing to 10 markets for BrightDrop's EP1 electrified container, which increased deliveries by 15% per hour in pilot
General Motors Co. (01/05)

Brazilian federal government issues provisional measure to reduce income tax withheld for aircraft leasing for five years to help air transport sector recover; rate to be lowered to 0% from 15% in next two years, rising 1% per year starting in 2024
CE Noticias Financieras (01/05)



University of Florence researchers determine degradation rate of Mater-Bi film biobags compared to PLA rigid teaspoons; film completely degrades within 60 days, and rigid products to degrade 90% in two to three years in average temperatures and humidities
Ecology Daily News (01/05)


Latest: Jan, 05 2022

Latest Value Prev Chg YOY Chg
PotlatchDeltic (PCH) 56.58 58.34 -3.02% 12.89%
Rayonier (RYN) 39.36 40.25 -2.21% 32.21%
Weyerhaeuser (WY) 40.07 41.09 -2.48% 20.98%