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Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and ForestryIntroducedMarch 7th, 2017
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The USDA should prioritize research and development of innovative timber products that can be used in the construction of tall buildings will be beneficial to communities that rely on the wood products industry. This grant program will lead to expanded use of wood — a renewable resource — in large construction projects.
Research and development into the use of innovative wood products should be conducted by the private sector, rather than subsidized by the federal government. If marketable, those products will come into use eventually, even if it may take longer without the assistance of the federal government.