The Hardwood Federation (of which KCMA is a member) has put together several asks for Congress to be included if and when another Covid relief package is passed. The House and Senate were moving towards developing a fourth package but the recent positive economic trend has put that on hold. Should it go forward, there are a few things the Hardwood Federation would like to see included to benefit the industry:

  • Extending a sustainable building tax credit to building and construction projects, including U.S. wood products used in these projects
  • Increasing government purchases of U.S. wood products, including structural and finished products, for federal building and transportation projects
  • Providing funding to research to increase domestic and international consumer demand for U.S. hardwood products including the environmental and home health benefits of hardwood product use