Georgia’s Timber Industry Problems Could Impact Economy, Panel Members Told

Close up of wood after being cut down - lumber yard

Timber is one of Georgia’s largest industries, but some aspects of the industry are suffering, which prompted U.S. Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA-10) to participate this week in a forum on lumber prices. Republicans on the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources held the forum. Their purpose was to examine the rising prices of lumber and home production, as well as the closing of more than 1,000 sawmills between 2004 to 2018, Hice told his constituents in an emailed newsletter.

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