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California timber industry gets major boost

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Governor brown singed a new bill this week that's expected to benefit rural regions that rely on forest and timber sales. The new law gives forest landowners a longer window to harvest timber under state-approved plans, and makes several other reforms to forestry regulations.

The California Farm Bureau says the new law will protect jobs by giving California-grown timber a chance to compete fairly against out-of-state lumber companies.

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