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Today marks Day 28 of the partial federal government shutdown. Congressional leadership has cancelled the scheduled recess for next week to ensure that principals are in town should negotiations materialize.
The partial government shutdown has officially reached the three week mark, tying the record for the longest federal government funding lapse in history.
Overwhelming demand for H-2B seasonal guest workers resulted in a system crash of the iCERT system which is currently inoperable. The Department of Labor has stated:
While it appeared as late as yesterday that Congress and the President were in alignment on passing a short-term government funding measure—known as a Continuing Resolution or CR—and leaving town for the year, that scenario is now questionable.

USFS Research Station near Delaware, OH is cloning and studying ash trees that have proven resistant to Emerald Ash Borer attacks. 

As we close out 2018 and reflect on the year, there is much for which to be thankful. On the public policy front this month alone, the wood products value chain gained some key wins with the passage of the Farm Bill.
Chiefland, FL, A rural community in Levy County, has been known for its timber and agriculture, its friendly people and its scenic beauty.
From the air, the scale of the devastation in and around Paradise, Calif., is, simply put, alarming.
Douglas County government and the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians submitted letters of interest to the State Land Board last week saying they would like to buy the Elliott State Forest.
Many cave-hibernating bat species in the eastern U.S. have experienced significant mortality in recent years due to the fungal disease, white-nose syndrome. Therefore, because these species also use forests, there is significant interest in understanding their habitat relationships in managed forest landscapes.
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