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During the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, prices of processed wood products, such as softwood lumber and plywood, nearly quadrupled. Wholesale prices for plywood increased from $400 to $1,500 per thousand square feet (roughly equivalent to retail prices of plywood increasing from about $12.80 to $48.00 per sheet).
- Impacts of hurricanes on forest markets and economic welfare: The case of hurricane Michael
Henderson, Jesse D.; Abt, Robert C.; Abt, Karen L.; Baker, Justin; Sheffield, Ray.
- COVID-19 and the Forest Products Sector in 2020-2021
Prestemon, Jeffrey P.; Guo, Jinggang.
- Defining and measuring forest dependence in the United States: Operationalization and sensitivity analysis
Frey, Gregory E.; Kallayanamitra, Chalisa; Wilkens, Philadelphia; James, Natasha A.
- Thinning forests or planting fields? Producer preferences for establishing silvopasture
Wilkens, Philadelphia; Munsell, John F.; Fike, John H.; Pent, Gabriel J.; Frey, Gregory E.; Addlestone, Benjamin J.; Downing, Adam K.
- Is livestock producers’ interest in silvopasture related to their operational perspectives or characteristics?
Wilkens, Philadelphia; Munsell, John F.; Fike, John H.; Pent, Gabriel J.; Frey, Gregory E.