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Reform the Guest Worker program

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Reform the Guest Worker program
The Forest Resources Association (FRA) is advocating to reform the guest worker program because we consider it an essential element of a stable and predictable workforce — now and in the future.
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Memorial scholarship named for Muslow

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Memorial scholarship named for Muslow
A Louisiana Forestry Foundation scholarship has been established for Stephen Muslow by his family and friends, especially longtime family friend Hanna Gamble. It will be named the Stephen Muslow Memorial Scholarship and will be awarded to a student majoring in forestry at a university in Louisiana.
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Leaving big influence on southern forests

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Leaving big influence on southern forests
The lack of markets for southern pine forest products facing foresters today, frequently called a “wall of wood,” is a problem that has been encountered before. More than 50 years ago, foresters were aggressively reforesting the South following the harvest of the virgin forests during the early 20th century. Millions of acres of cutover land were then becoming productive due to application of natural and artificial reforestation practices. These restored forests were young and needed forest ma...
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New cypress tree added to state champion list

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New cypress tree added to state champion list
Another cypress tree has joined the ranks of champion trees in Louisiana. Other changes to this year’s Champion Tree list are the addition of a co-champ — a Blackgum in Caddo Parish — and two state champion trees reported as deceased.
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Southern University leads in urban forestry in U.S.

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Southern University leads in urban forestry in U.S.
Urban and forests might not seem to go together, but just like good forestry practices make sure rural forests are healthy, urban forestry does the same for trees and landscapes planted in cities large and small. Students in Louisiana who want to stay close to home have only one place to go if they want to major in urban forestry: Southern University and A&M College.
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Difficulties of insuring commercial trucks

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Difficulties of insuring commercial trucks
Log truck insurance markets tightened dramatically. Unfortunately, the trucking side of raw forest products production is deteriorating rapidly. I’m concerned that major restrictions on production are coming as the driver shortage grows and the ability to insure trucks become a much bigger problem.
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