While it may be difficult to navigate the different sources of information regarding the proposed southern pine design values, one source I have found continually provides excellent coverage. Just remember that the coverage is from the perspective of a group that does have a stake in the outcome.
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I would also like to add that I receive weekly emails from SBCA regarding news that affects the lumber industry as a whole. I recommend anyone with an interest in the lumber and housing market to sign up for the emails.
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