Softwood Lumber NPR's Kathy Schalch reports on the last days of the U.S.-Canadian softwood lumber agreement. The agreement expires at the end of the month, to the relief of many who argued it subsidized Canadian lumber and hurt American businesses and consumers. Environmentalists hated it as well. But a new agreement regulating lumber trade is likely to create as much controversy as the old agreement.

Softwood Lumber

Softwood Lumber

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NPR's Kathy Schalch reports on the last days of the U.S.-Canadian softwood lumber agreement. The agreement expires at the end of the month, to the relief of many who argued it subsidized Canadian lumber and hurt American businesses and consumers. Environmentalists hated it as well. But a new agreement regulating lumber trade is likely to create as much controversy as the old agreement.