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Demand grows while lumber resources fall

Lumber is emerging as a hot commodity in the U.S., The Atlantic reports, and reached a record high of $1,104 per 100 broad feet last month — well over the 2015-19 average of $381 for the same amount. A Covid-fueled buzz of do-it-yourself projects at home and millennial demand for houses have spiked lumber demand. …

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