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Compared to other states, Minnesota has gone from first to last in white pine lumber production. For example, Minnesota started with twice as much white pine as New Hampshire but now has only a 20th as much. New Hampshire and other eastern states manage their white pines on a nearly sustainable basis and now produce 99 percent of the nation's white pine lumber. There's no nationwide shortage of white pine lumber, but there is a shortage in Minnesota where overharvest has reduced our output to the point where Minnesota now produces less than one percent of the nation's white pine lumber.