Spotlight U.S. Housing Starts Continue to Rise to Highest Level Since 2006 in December 2020 U.S. housing starts rose in December to the highest peak since late 2006 as builders responded continued demand for single-family housing, according to U.S. Commerce Department data. Residential starts climbed by 5.8% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of
On January 11, lawmakers from across the state returned to the Capitol to gavel in the first session of the 156th Georgia General Assembly. While this marked the first legislative day of the year, it represents the culmination of more than 18 months of preparation by the Georgia Forestry Association’s (GFA) Government Affairs Team and
FORSYTH, GEORGIA — The Georgia Forestry Association (GFA) Board of Directors recently welcomed 14 new members, and several new leaders were appointed to the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee and Board of Directors serves as the primary leadership body for GFA and consists of 96 representatives from various sectors of the forestry community across Georgia.
New Home Sales Reach Highest Level in 14 Years, New Construction Still Lagging Behind Demand According to a recent report from the U.S. Census Bureau, sales of new homes in the U.S. unexpectedly advanced for a fourth month in August to the highest level in almost 14 years. Single-family housing starts rose slightly in August,
Based on data from 2019, Georgia is the #1 state for total forest product exports. As the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) continues to report record breaking activity, infrastructure investments have positioned the port for continued growth, which could provide a significant boost for the forest industry in the state. On September 18, the Georgia Ports
Georgia Forestry Association President & CEO Andres Villegas recently caught up with Public Service Commissioner Jason Shaw to discuss the impact of forestry on the state and how the PSC is working to address the needs of the forestry community. The mission of the Georgia Public Service Commission is to exercise its authority and influence
Lumber Prices Continue to Break Records, What Should the Supply Chain Expect Recent market conditions related to the COVID-19 pandemic and fluctuations in demand have caused lumber prices to soar. We’ve collected the most recent analysis on this issue below from forestry supply chain experts to help you make decisions about your forestry investments. BUILDER
Research from the University of Georgia’s Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources, made possible with support from the Georgia Forestry Foundation and the Forest Resources Association, is initiating policy discussions on the safety, efficiency and cost savings of allowing log trucks to utilize interstate highways when transporting logs from the woods to a mill.
Following guidance issued by the State Department on August 12, forestry employers may now have an opportunity to receive special immigration exemptions under the H-2B temporary guest worker visa program, given certain conditions are met. This action was in response to a June 22 Presidential Proclamation that suspended the entry of H-2B visa guest workers,