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On October 28, 2015, a rulemaking proceeding that proposed to establish a Hardwood Lumber and Hardwood Plywood Promotion, Research and Information Order was terminated. Based on comments received, outstanding substantive questions and significant proposed modifications from stakeholders, USDA terminated the proceeding.

For background and information purposes, below is a list of documents and links related to the Hardwood Checkoff program. 

  • USDA Announces Termination of Check-Off Proposal (October, 2015)
  • NWPCA-Railway Tie Association Joint Comments (August, 2015) 
  • Federal Register Notice (November, 2013)
  • NWPCA Comments (January, 2014)
  • Blue Ribbon Committee Comments (February, 2014)
  • Proponents of Hardwood Checkoff Program
    NWPCA Member Comments (Jeff Edwards)
  • Opponents of the Hardwood Checkoff Program


    If industrial products remain in the final proposal, then the sector must have proportional representation on the Checkoff Board. Otherwise, the association would oppose the proposed order.


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