NWPCA-RTA Submit Joint Comments on Checkoff

Sep 1, 2015 in News

NWPCA AND THE RAILWAY TIE ASSOCIATION SUBMIT JOINT COMMENTS FOR HARDWOOD LUMBER AND HARDWOOD PLYWOOD CHECK-OFF PROGRAM

The National Wooden Pallet & Container Association and the Railway Tie Association (RTA) have submitted a coordinated response to the USDA Hardwood Checkoff Program Revisions and Proposed Referendum. 

“NWPCA and RTA appreciate the consideration given to our previous comments and the exclusion of industrial products. We continue to have serious concerns about several elements of the Order and the potential impact on our combined $13+ billion industry. NWPCA and RTA believe that our concerns, and those already submitted by a significant number of responders, suggest that significant work remains to be done. The process should either be terminated or a significantly revised proposal be issued as a result of the input AMS has received. We jointly oppose a proposed rule announcing the referendum as the next step.” 

The jointly signed comments were filed yesterday, August 31, with the USDA by NWPCA President and CEO, Brent McClendon, on both association’s behalf and will be posted online shortly. Click here to read our comments, or any of the more than 1200 comments already submitted. 



Source: NATIONAL WOODEN PALLET & CONTAINER ASSOCIATION