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Extension Forester Explains Towering Price Of Lumber

There’s a good deal of sticker shock at the sawmill, as lumber prices have soared by at least 30 percent compared to last year.  University of Missouri Extension forestry specialist Hank Stelzer says while wood has also felt the impact of Covid, the pandemic is not the only factor.

Stelzer says issues with pests and potential export markets have also impacted supply.

MU Extension forestry specialist Hank Stelzer says he expects higher prices to remain until the end of next year.

 

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