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High demand, high prices for forest products amid pandemic


November 1, 2020

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — As the unpredictable nature of the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect every industry differently, sawlog prices in Montana are reaching record levels, said F.H. Stoltze Land and Resource Manager Paul McKenzie.

"The product demand has increased dramatically in general forest products," he told the Flathead Beacon.

According to the University of Montana Bureau of Business and Economic Research sawlog report, Western Montana's price per thousand board feet (MBF) for Douglas-fir sawlogs reached $407 in the third quarter, which stretches from July to September, co...

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