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U.S. timber industry failing to invest in research and development, report says

October 15, 2017View for printing

A group of industry analysts finds the U.S. forest products industry has fallen far behind in producing new things out of wood.

"Many traditional forest product markets have matured or declined," the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities report stated. "Yet the sector's research and development funding -- essential to innovation -- has fallen and its R&D capacity has withered."

ROB CHANEY rchaney@missoulian.com

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