1Q2013 Biomass Prices Remain Steady Throughout Lake States
May 31, 2013;
Biomass prices in the Lake States remained relatively constant from Q4 2012 to Q1 2013, increasing only $0.44/green ton. The average delivered price per green ton reported during the fourth quarter of last year was $26.34. The first quarter of this year saw average prices move 1.7 percent higher to $26.78 per green ton. The increase in price can be attributed to seasonal factors including winter inventory building, road postings and uneven mill delivery schedules.
Pulp Prices: Have We Hit the 2013 High?
May 31, 2013;
Where are pulp prices, and where are they headed?
According to the Forestweb North American Pulp Index, which is published by Industry Intelligence, pulp prices fell below the five-year trend line in November 2011 and remain there today.
Silviculture Regulatory Consistency Act Introduced
May 20, 2013;
In an effort to once-and-for-all define forest roads as non-point sources of pollution, Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) introduced the Silviculture Regulatory Consistency Act in their respective Houses late last week. The Act would add legal precedence to a recent Supreme Court decision and long-standing EPA policy that stormwater discharge permits are not required for forest roads.