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Posted By Denise Foster, Wednesday, November 13, 2019


Forest Markets Weekly Newsletters

The National Association of State Foresters' Forest Markets Committee releases a Weekly Newsletter full of all things Forestry and Forest Products Industry related. Each week’s newsletter has articles about: Forest Markets, Housing, Working Forests, New Products and Technology, and Renewable Energy. This week’s newsletter contains a couple interesting articles on the affects of the trade war on the US hardwood industry.  See the complete newsletter. 

American Loggers Council Update

Shannon Jarvis, the new President of the American Loggers Council (ALC), recently wrote an “As We See It" article for the Associated Logging Contractors newsletter, entitled “Follow the Plan, Achieve the Goal”. It discusses how he got involved with the council, and his thoughts on executing ALC’s “five year plan”. Read Shannon’s full dialogue, as well as an update on the ALC meeting recently held in Orange Beach, Alabama, in this article.

US To Consider Genetically Altered Chestnut Trees

Research has been going on for decades to try and revive the American Chestnut tree from its blight devastation phase. Entering into the picture recently has been the genetic modification of adding a wheat gene that inhibits the effects of the Chestnut Blight fungus. The American Chestnut Research and Restoration Project at New York state’s College of Environmental Science and Forestry will be asking the US Department of Agriculture to assess the trees with this genetic modification and hopefully get its approval. It would then also have to be considered by the Food and Drug Administration and possibly reviewed by the Environmental Protection Agency. Read a detailed article on this research, recently published in the Morning Ag Clips Newsletter.

Hiring Veterans – An Opportunity
for the Forest Industry

This is a very timely article, written by FRA’s Eric Kingsley, as Veterans Day was earlier this week. The article explains what Eric learned about programs for hiring veterans while participating in FRA’s National Fly-In and Board Meeting. Read this article and see if hiring veterans is a good fit for your company.

Find An Alternative to Burning Leaves

This topic may be a little late in coming for some folks, but just last weekend it came into play at my own house, as my neighbor was raking up leaves and trying to burn them in an outdoor fire pit. The burning wasn’t going so well and the smoldering leaves were leaving an acrid smoke hanging over the neighborhood. My property is only a couple acres in size, but half of it is wooded. I gave the neighbor the opportunity to gather up his leaves and deposit them in my small woodlot versus burning them. He gladly accepted that offer and the whole neighborhood benefitted from it. Read the article recently published in the Morning Ag Clips Newsletter, as it gives other alternatives to burning leaves in the fall.

#Forestproud October Newsletter

The newsletter from #Forestproud discusses their outreach metrics for the month and year-to-date, highlights some of the new video productions in the works, and gives access to some of the recent productions and media tool kits that have been produced this year for everyone’s use in sharing the story of the great uses of forests and wood in our lives.

Southern Ohio Forestland Newsletter (SOFA)
for November

SOFA has put out their November 2019 newsletter. Read all about their activities, their upcoming events schedule, and more. This month’s newsletter includes a recap of their last meeting and a listing of their upcoming schedule of activities.

Upcoming Events 
For Details on These and Other Events

  • LSC Meeting – Wednesday, November 13 – 5:00 PM – Zanesville, Ohio
  • SVLC Meeting – Thursday, November 14 – 5:30 PM – Bergholz, Ohio
  • SRVLC Meeting – Thursday, November 21 – 7:00 PM – Wakefield, Ohio
  • SEOLC Meeting – Wednesday, December 11 – 7:00 PM – Jackson, Ohio

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