North America’s Largest Woodworking Event | Tuesday–Friday | August 6–9, 2024


Industry & Trends

$25 Million Hardwood Research Bill Introduced

Two U.S. House representatives have introduced a bill that would call on the Department of Agriculture to step up hardwood research.

The Hardwood Products Access and Development Program Act has just been introduced into the House of Representatives by congresspersons Tom Tiffany (WI) and Ann Kuster (NH).

The bill would “bolster domestic industry efforts and research that directly supports end-user information on the benefits of hardwood products.”

The Hardwood Federation, in announcing the news, said “The U.S. hardwood industry is a multi-billion-dollar industry supporting more than 1.8 million jobs, mostly in rural, underserved areas.” Dana Lee Cole, its executive director, said “Although wood products are widely recognized as sustainably produced and have significant carbon storage capacity, public awareness and recognition of these qualities is limited.

“The domestic industry and domestically produced products, including flooring, cabinetry, doors, moldings, railway ties, pallets, and other hardwood building and infrastructure products will benefit greatly from the much needed research and education dollars through the enactment of the Hardwood Products Access and Development Program Act.”

The bill would allow non-profit organizations as well as universities and research organizations to utilize up to $25 million over a five-year period to conduct this research. 


More Industry & Trend News

  • Words on Wood Podcast Returns for Fourth Season

    February 14, 2024

  • The Pine Tree State Gets Its First Mass Timber Buildings

    February 14, 2024

  • New York City New Building Filings Hit Record High

    February 14, 2024

Register to Attend

Be part of North America’s largest woodworking show and conference.

Register Now

Apply to Exhibit

Grow your business at the premier global woodworking trade show.

Exhibit at IWF 2024

Show Hours & Location

International Woodworking Fair
August 6–9, 2024

8:30 AM–5:00 PM
8:30 AM–2:00 PM

Georgia World Congress Center
285 Andrew Young International Blvd
Atlanta, GA 30313

Get Industry News & IWF Updates

Subscribe to IWF Network News.

Subscribe Now

Terms & Privacy Policy

© 2020 International Woodworking Fair, LLC Terms of Use & Privacy Policy

3520 Piedmont Rd NE #350, Atlanta GA 30305 | (404) 693-8333

IWF 2024 Add to Calendar

Sync IWF 2024 with your favorite calendar program.

Notification Message

loading … please wait