By MARY BERNARD JOHNSONPublished March 04, 2018 10:18:24For the first time in history, the U.S. government has officially classified the timber harvest in the timber lumber industry as one of the nation’s biggest economic sectors.
This designation is part of a larger effort to ensure that the nation can continue to reap significant economic benefits from its forests.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) on Monday said the U-S-grown timber industry employs approximately 730,000 people and contributes $14.4 trillion to the U’s economy.
“In the last year, we have witnessed a remarkable surge in U.s. timber exports, and that’s an important part of the story of our economy,” BLM Director Dan Ashe said.
“The U. s-grown lumber industry generates more than $1 trillion in exports each year.
Our forests provide jobs and income to tens of millions of Americans.”
The U-s-grown tree and lumber exports account for about half of the timber exports of all major commodities, according to the Department of Commerce.
That figure is an increase of almost 9% from 2015, the year before President Donald Trump took office.
The timber industry is one of several sectors that the government aims to reduce or eliminate under its proposed budget blueprint.
In addition to the timber sector, the plan would slash or eliminate several other types of economic activity, including the construction industry, agriculture, the construction trades and utilities, according.
The Trump administration has proposed cutting nearly $1 billion from the U government’s Social Security trust fund.
The plan would also require the Social Security Administration to take steps to cut or eliminate the programs.
The budget blueprint is set to be released in the coming weeks.
It is the latest move by the Trump administration to reduce the U s-based economy from a pillar of the national economy to a largely privatized, privately run enterprise.
It is part, but not the only, of a wider policy to roll back the economic benefits of U- s-growing forest products and the associated economic and environmental impacts.
While it is not clear what the new classification would mean for the timber and other economic sectors, many in the industry are hopeful that it will help reduce the costs associated with the production of the lumber and other forest products.
The U s -grown timber trade, which includes a number of regional producers, is worth approximately $7.3 trillion annually to the United States economy, according the U S -grown lumber trade’s trade association.
In a recent report, the Association of U. S. Counties noted that the U -S-sgrown lumber exports make up only 10% of the US. economy and generate $5.2 trillion in economic activity each year for the U,s.
The report noted that a significant portion of that economic activity comes from U- sourced products.
“The United States can continue its U- sourcing, and continue to benefit from the economic growth that comes with it,” the report stated.
“But we also need to make sure that we can also make sure the jobs that come with it are here and are growing.”
The lumber industry, for its part, has been growing for decades.
In its annual report on economic growth for 2017, the timber trade association estimated that the industry is worth $4.4 billion in the U and employs more than 5.3 million people.
For years, the industry has been in the spotlight for what critics have said are poor environmental and environmental impact records.
In recent years, however, the number of fires and oil spills have increased, as have the number and intensity of tree deaths.
“I am not sure what it is about the industry that makes it so dangerous, but that is a concern for me as well,” said Mark Johnson, who owns Johnsonville, Idaho’s Timber House.
“If you are looking for a job, that’s a good thing, but the industry should be treated fairly.”
Johnson said that for him and other ranchers who make a living by selling their timber, the new designation would be a major benefit.
“This would be an opportunity to get our business off the ground,” Johnson said.
Johnsonville is a small community that has been home to the Johnsonville and Johnsonville Valley timber industry for decades, but is not an economic powerhouse in and of itself.
He said that he would like to see other rancher’s businesses get the same treatment.
“When I see someone that is making a living off of this industry and this product, it just makes me want to give them a shot,” Johnsonville rancher Rick Fitch said.
Fitch, who runs a timber processing company in Johnsonville with his family, said he has heard from several ranchers in recent years who are now considering taking their business elsewhere.
“What this means is a lot of us are getting out of the wood processing business,” Fitch explained. “It’s