USDA Kills Hardwood Checkoff Program

There will be no Hardwood Checkoff promotions program. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has stopped the rulemaking process on the controversial “Hardwood Lumber and Hardwood Plywood Promotion, Research and Information Order.” Published in the Oct. 28...

Hardwood Checkoff Opponents Win Delay For More Comments

Following a request by Hardwood Checkoff opponents, the woodworking industry now has until Sept. 7 to submit comments on the proposed program. Hardwood Checkoff would set a tax on lumber producers to help promote wood sales, similar to the “Got Milk?” and...