The lumber market is a major part of the new economic engine, said Marc J. Siegel, chief executive officer of the American Association of State Foresters, which tracks and reviews the country’s forests.
He said the industry’s expansion in the past decade has been driven by a surge in demand for lumber, which has been cheap.
“People are just willing to pay more for it,” Mr. Sauer said.
“If you look at the prices of the raw materials, it’s just more of a good deal.
It’s just cheaper to buy.”
Canada, meanwhile, has a booming industry, but Mr. Trump’s proposed tariffs have been met with opposition from lumber producers.
Canadian lumber exports have doubled since the election, and some provinces have said they will not ship lumber to the United States.
“The U.S. and Canada are not a perfect trading partners, but they are far better partners than they have been in decades,” said Rob Nunn, chief operating officer at Cenovus Logistics, a company based in Winnipeg that supplies lumber to several U.K. lumber mills.
“Lumber exports have grown, and they have grown more rapidly than imports over the past three years.
They’re going to continue to grow.”
Canada’s largest export market is the United Kingdom, which is now the world’s largest buyer of Canadian lumber.
U.N. figures show exports from the U.ks. rose by more than 3 per cent in 2017, outpacing all other major economies.
The United States and Canada have traded more than 100 trade disputes since Mr. Obama took office, including disputes over the Dakota Access Pipeline and the Keystone XL Pipeline.
The North American Free Trade Agreement between Canada, the United State and Mexico is set to expire in 2023.
The deal was negotiated with both countries’ leaders, and the new president has said he wants to renegotiate it.
The two sides have agreed to reopening trade talks, but are not expected to have a deal in place by the end of this year.
The trade pact also includes an agreement on how to move forward on climate change.
The U.s. is one of just two countries that have signed on to the Paris Agreement on climate, and Canada has pledged to reduce emissions.
In the last 10 years, Canadian exports have increased by more as well, but most of the growth has been due to beef, which accounts for more than half of Canada’s total exports.
Canadian beef exports have also grown by more in recent years, as more U.k. beef has been exported to the U, according to Canadian statistics.
The beef industry has been growing, too.
The industry grew by 4.4 per cent between 2009 and 2017, while the United Sates beef sector grew by 9.5 per cent.
Canada also exported more than $6 billion worth of beef products last year, up from $4.3 billion in 2013, according the Canadian Pork Council.
Mr. Nunn said Canadian beef was among the biggest reasons why U. S. beef prices have remained relatively stable over the last decade.
But, Mr. D’Agostino said, Canada has not had a boom in the industry, which had been driven primarily by domestic demand.
“It’s more of an export industry,” he said.
Canada exported almost three times as much beef to the country as it did a decade ago, and that was with the introduction of the first-ever cattle export program.
“What we have is a situation where the U S. cattle industry has grown, but the Canadian cattle industry hasn’t grown as fast as it would have liked.”
Mr. Condon, of the Canadian Agricultural Association, said the beef industry was more than ready for the next round of trade talks and that it was not a matter of if, but when.
“I think that the Canadian market is really in a good place,” he told The Globe.
“We’ve seen the impact of that on prices and on exports, and I think it’s fair to say that we’ve come out of this situation really strong.”