Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association http://wxpr.org en Farm Bill Helps Forest Products Producers http://wxpr.org/post/farm-bill-helps-forest-products-producers <p>While most of the bill resolved issues concerning farming, food programs, subsidies and crop insurance, the recently-signed federal Farm Bill also affected the nation's forest industry.</p><p>Executive Director of the Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association...Henry Schienebeck says it clarifies some issues concerning federal forests. There was a question concerning whether loggers would need to file for permits for non-point pollution run-off on forest roads. He says that's not part of the bill...</p><p><i><u> </u></i></p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 20:20:20 +0000 Ken Krall 14366 at http://wxpr.org Farm Bill Helps Forest Products Producers Large Grant To Study Declining Forest Products Industry http://wxpr.org/post/large-grant-study-declining-forest-products-industry <p>A $600,000 state grant will enable a study as to why Wisconsin's forest products industry is declining while at the same time the number of trees has grown.</p><p>The Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association...headquartered in Rhinelander...and the Wisconsin County Forests Association are administering the grant. The funding came from an amendment put into the state budget by State Senator Tom Tiffany.</p><p> </p> Sun, 29 Dec 2013 23:38:00 +0000 Ken Krall 12498 at http://wxpr.org Large Grant To Study Declining Forest Products Industry Timber Industry Vies For Lawmaker Attention http://wxpr.org/post/timber-industry-vies-lawmaker-attention <p>Northern timber workers are heading to the capitol Wednesday, hoping to remind lawmakers of the importance of their industry. &nbsp;</p><p></p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 20:51:29 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 8982 at http://wxpr.org Timber Industry Vies For Lawmaker Attention Timber Industry to Hold Forth on Federal Policy http://wxpr.org/post/timber-industry-hold-forth-federal-policy <p>Members of the forest products industry are testifying on federal policies that affect them.&nbsp; Great Lakes Timber Professionals has organized a hearing that runs all day Friday and Saturday.&nbsp; The group&rsquo;s Director Henry Shienebeck&nbsp;says the aim is to collect testimony to submit to Congress.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 18:00:55 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 8877 at http://wxpr.org