Writing for Farm Credit East, INRS’ Eric Kingsley reviewed the current state of the forest industry across the Northeast, and finds some real reasons for optimism. With lumber markets strong and new investment in remaining pulp and paper mills, the region is seeing a stabilization in markets. That doesn’t mean there won’t be changes – there will be. However, after years of negative changes (lost markets), we are starting to see positive changes as new manufacturing projects are announced. The Northeast’s robust and diverse forest industry supply chain is making these new projects possible. Kingsley’s article, Forest Industry in the Northeast, can be found beginning on page 36 of Insights & Perspectives, an annual piece published by Farm Credit East.
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