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Diverse Minnesota Working Group Charts Path For Historic Clean Transportation Standard

Minnesota Future Fuels Coalition applauds state working group’s efforts ahead of unprecedented legislative push this year Read More ...

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Technological Innovations in Logging Operations

Common beliefs suggest that loggers are slow to adopt new technologies, resist change, and are risk averse. Farmers, tradesmen, and others who spend lots of time outdoors are often included in these observations. Many who grew up around logging and agriculture might argue these presumptions. Read More ...

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Feb 15 Deadline for Qualified Employer Annual Report

Minnesota law requires qualified logging-industry employers to file an annual report of the total amount of payroll dollars for loggers in the preceding year with the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry commissioner. Read More ...

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View From The Woods | 2023 Year-In-Review Newsletter for CFC & HWRC

Cloquet Forestry Center releases annual recap for 2023. Read More ...

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Federal Beneficial Ownership Reporting Now Available

The Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State is reaching out to make you aware of new federal reporting requirements that may require your business to report beneficial ownership information (BOI) to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), a bureau within the U.S. Department of Treasury. Read More ...

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Will My Insurance Contract Protect What I Need? Insurance Traps 101

Insurance is often the only safeguard a lumber-related entity can purchase to reimburse after a severe property or casualty loss. Yet, after nearly 50 years of collective experience insuring loggers, sawmills, and related business owners across the country, it pains to recognize insurance procurement is too often a daunting, confusing task for business owners and often considered a necessary evil Read More ...

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2023 insights on major grades of the pulp and paper industry

The 2023 global economy has been a nuanced interplay of global events and policy changes that have left many uncertain about its future trajectory. These developments have had far-reaching effects on various industries, including the pulp and paper industry, impacting factors such as prices and demand patterns.  Read More ...

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Q4 2023 Forisk News

Q4 2023 Forisk News Quarterly research highlights, forest industry analysis, and wood fiber prices.  Read More ...

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Weak lumber markets drive global sawlog prices down 10% From 2022

The Global Sawlog Prices Index (GSPI), a benchmark for worldwide wood pricing, has dipped about 10% from its all-time high in 2022. Read More ...

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Hardwood sawlog supply challenges persist

Production has been low according to recent reports, with some regions’ lumber production data being better than others, both in Canada and the U.S. Read More ...

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