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How does timber rank among Mississippi's agricultural crops?

In 2007, timber was ranked as the second leading agricultural crop in Mississippi, next to poultry, which was valued at about $2.33 billion. Timber has consistently ranked first or second in production value in Mississippi since about 1988.

 

 

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Filed Under: Marketing and Business Planning, Small Business, Marketing March 9, 2022

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Filed Under: Forestry, Forestry Impacts, Timber Prices, Timber Harvest December 21, 2021

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Filed Under: Forestry, Forest Economics, Forest Management, Timber Harvest August 16, 2021

Curtis VanderSchaaf joined the Mississippi State University Extension Service in the southwest region as a forestry specialist with regional and statewide duties. He also is a faculty member in the MSU Department of Forestry.

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Filed Under: Timber Prices, Timber Harvest June 29, 2021

Although construction costs are through the roof timber prices have not kept pace, and Mississippi forest landowners are waiting for improved markets. Shaun Tanger, a forestry economics specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said the recent increase in construction costs is a demand-side phenomena.

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Filed Under: Forestry, Forest Economics December 17, 2020

Mississippi’s timber industry was not excused from market volatility due to COVID-19 this year, but its final value should land just short of where it was at the end of 2019.

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