Announcement of USDA Termination of Hardwood Check-Off Proposal
October 28, 2015: The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service officially announced this morning the termination of the Hardwood Lumber and Hardwood Plywood Promotion, Research and Information Order also known as the “Hardwood Checkoff.” The action terminates the rule making proceeding that proposed to establish the Hardwood Checkoff. USDA noted in their comment on the termination, “Based on comments received, outstanding substantive questions and significant proposed modifications from stakeholders, USDA is terminating the proceeding”. The termination removes ex-parte communication prohibitions and stake holders and interested parties may freely contact USDA AMS regarding the Hardwood Checkoff.
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Vice President, Advocacy and External Affairs
Source: NATIONAL WOODEN PALLET & CONTAINER ASSOCIATION