Last week, 22 hardwood leaders travelled to Washington D.C. to meet with a number of U.S. Senators and staff to share the devastating impacts the current U.S./China trade war is having on their businesses, employees and communities. The group also met with senior staff from U.S.D.A. and the Vice President’s office. The stories shared were incredibly impactful, bringing home just how serious the situation has become for so many businesses. With so many industries suffering losses from the ongoing dispute, it is more important than ever to make our voices heard.
The Hardwood Federation is in the process of following up with offices and will be working to generate bi-partisan outreach to the President and U.S.D.A. advocating for financial support for the industry as this dispute continues. The calls for action will be amplified by industry pressure and participation.