JOHN DAY, Ore. — A coalition of businesses, including the Prairie Wood Products sawmill, logging contractors and ranchers, has filed an antitrust lawsuit in federal court against John Day-based logging company Iron Triangle.

In court documents, attorneys for the companies, called the Malheur Forest Fairness Coalition, argue that the 10-year stewardship contract between the Malheur National Forest and Iron Triangle was intended to spread economic opportunities around. The contract is set to expire in early 2023.

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