Natural resources

Natural resources
Demand for sawdust rises as the board market drops
April 2008
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

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Prices have gone so haywire in the timber industry that Oregon loggers are selling perfectly good Western Hemlock and Douglas Fir logs to be ground into chips for pulp instead of processed into lumber.

 

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End of the line for salmon fisherman?
April 2008
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

SalmonBoats.jpgStart with a basic fact: Oregon’s coastal commercial salmon industry is not dead, nor will it — probably — ever be.  But define “industry.”

 

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January '08 farming, natural resources and energy indicators
April 2008
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

 

 

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Oregon gold rush isn’t what it used to be
April 2008
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

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There may be gold in them thar Oregon hills, but nobody’s mining it.

 

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Housing hits wood jobs
March 2008
Saturday, March 01, 2008

Effects of a slumping housing market and cost of lumber have started showing in the state’s wood-product industry, with dozens of job cuts in central and southern Oregon announced in January.

 

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