Producer Price Index for Logging
Across the country, I am hearing concerns about logging capacity – are there enough people and equipment to harvest the wood we need to support the industry of today and tomorrow?
One part of that concern is about what exists today, but a larger part, I believe, is about tomorrow – are enough people entering the logging profession, and how can they possibly afford to stand up a new crew?
Of course, there isn’t a universal answer to this question – the answer depends upon geography, local markets, and what is considered “enough wood” to feed markets. It’s clear that in the coming years, we’ll need more loggers, truckers, workers in the mill, and more of everyone.