Lumber production down at Canfor

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PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — There will be fewer logging trucks loading up at Canfor this summer, as the company cuts back production by 200 million board feet in response to a dispute with the U.S.

Canadian companies that exceed historical shipments to the U.S. by more than 15 per cent since the end of the softwood lumber quota agreement in April run the risk of facing retroactive fines.

Company spokesman Charles Reid tells media that there will be downtime at all B.C. and Alberta mills, as the logging company tries to avoid saturating the market when an agreement is reached.

The cut backs come on the heels of a similar cut back over the first six months of the year.

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