President Trump plans to impose 20% tariff on Canadian soft lumber

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    In other news...

    PRESIDENT TRUMP INCREASES THE COST OF NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION BY 20%
     
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    "Canada has made business for our dairy farmers in Wisconsin and other border states very difficult. We will not stand for this. Watch!" - Trump
     
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    Any contractor that uses soft wood for new home construction is a crook. That should not be allowed.
     
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    Any contractor that frames out a house with oak instead of pine is a crook.
     
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    I thought they all used pine? Isn't that a soft wood?
     
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    In Maine we've been watching Canada suck up our fish processing industry and our potatoes. They can suck the business to the other side of the border because of friendlier business practices. I hope this tariff will be able to trigger more lumbering on this side of the border. It has gone way down due to the close of so many paper mills recently.
     
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    Some is, some isn't. The soft stuff is generally used for paper.


    Pine Wood: An Overall Guide | The Wood Database
     
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    I'm sure the guy realizes that in the short run, prices will go up, but that in the long run, it will trigger growth in the timber industry here. Even I get that, and I don't understand economics at all.
     

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