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Why Lumber Demand — And Prices — Went Soaring

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The pandemic fueled a building boom in home improvement projects and new home construction, which has made lumber a surprisingly hot commodity. Demand is high, supply is low, and lumber prices are soaring.

Roben Farzad, the host of public radio's "Full Disclosure," explains what's going on.

This segment aired on May 4, 2021.

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