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Senators decry timber sale reductions

Wyoming’s two senators are criticizing the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) for its “chokehold” on the timber industry in the wake of the recent layoff announcement from Neiman Enterprises.

U.S. Senators John Barrasso and Cynthis Lummis joined their South Dakota counterparts, John Thune and Mike Rounds, in calling for USFS to outline what it plans to do to protect the remaining forest products industry in the Black Hills.

Neiman Enterprises announced layoffs and product reductions at its last remaining South Dakota facility, Spearfish Forest Products, in April.

“This announcement came roughly three...

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