NAHB Podcast: Skyrocketing Lumber Prices Must Be Addressed Now

Filed in Advocacy, Membership, Trade by on August 31, 2020 3 Comments

On the latest episode of Housing Developments, NAHB CEO Jerry Howard provides an analysis of how the housing industry is leading the nation’s economic recovery. However, Howard stresses that the recent dramatic increase in lumber prices threatens the industry and economy on the whole. NAHB is asking the Administration to call on domestic lumber producers to ramp up production to ease growing shortages and to make it a priority to work with Canada on a new softwood lumber agreement that would end tariffs averaging more than 20% on Canadian lumber shipments into the United States.

Learn more about NAHB’s efforts on the lumber issue on nahb.org.

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