INSURANCE FOR LOGGERS: Associated Insurance Services launches Axe Insurance Group, offering general liability, commercial auto, equipment and excess liability coverage specially tailored to the needs of the logging and log hauling industry. More HERE

UNION FLAP: California’s rural communities and forestry lobbyists are trying to kill a bill that would mandate pay hikes for loggers working to thin forests and reduce wildfire risks. More HERE

MASS(IVE) TIMBER: New York’s largest mass timber building features components manufactured by Vaagen Timbers of Colville, Washington, and rises six stories. More HERE

FUTURE LOGGERS: Wisconsin has launched a Forest Industry Workforce Recruitment and Development Initiative that will introduce students to careers in forestry starting in elementary school. More HERE