In today's blog, Eric Kingsley, Innovative Natural Resource Solutions LLC, gives a review on the northeast forest products industry in 2021, as well as an outlook for 2022. This paper, along with more highlighting other industry outlooks in the Northeast, can be found in Northeast Agriculture: 2022 Insights & Perspectives.
In our final installment of the Lessons from the Pandemic series, we shift from the impact on the food system to the impact on the Northeast’s fiber system. The timber industry reacted quickly to the pandemic, promptly curtailing production, but soon found demand for many wood products would actually increase.
The timber and forest products industries did not fare too badly during the COVID-19 pandemic, however production pivoted drastically in many areas due to shutdowns and restrictions. Read on for a more in-depth look of the current market.