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Timber Prices: 1986-1994

The Mississippi Timber Price Report (MTPR) is a quarterly survey of stumpage timber prices in Mississippi. It is developed to provide a picture of timber market activity. The state average prices for common forest products are listed. Values given are offered as a guide to help individuals assess the fair market value of their timber. The average priceshould not be applied as the exact value for a particular tract.

Most reports are provided in Portable Document Format (PDF). If you do not have Adobe's Acrobat Reader, you may download the free software for your browser directly from Adobe's web site.

1994
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1993
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1992
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1991
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1990
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1989
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December-No Data

1988
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1987
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1986
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News

A stack of logs.
Filed Under: Natural Resources, Forestry, Forest Economics, Timber Prices, Timber Harvest July 6, 2022

RAYMOND, Miss. -- Mississippi has gained new timber mills over the last 18months, and producers have seen timber prices rise since last year.

A front end loader.
Filed Under: Forestry, Forestry Impacts, Timber Prices, Timber Harvest December 21, 2021

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Forestry is the third largest agricultural commodity in Mississippi for the second straight year with a production value of nearly $1.29 billion in 2021, up 5.7% over last year.

A large, yellow machine lifts downed trees to load onto a log truck.
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: Agriculture, Corn, Cotton, Rice, Soybeans, Poultry, Timber Prices December 18, 2019

In 2019, Mississippi’s agricultural industry faced the prospect of dipping below $7 billion for the first time in eight years, but federal payments pushed its value up enough to post a slight gain over 2018.

The estimated value of Mississippi agriculture in 2019 is $7.39 billion, a 0.2% gain from last year’s $7.37 billion. Included in the total is an estimated $628 million in government payments, the largest amount of federal assistance Mississippi producers have seen since 2006

Pine trees surround a small clearing in a Mississippi forest.
Filed Under: Forestry, Forestry Impacts, Marketing, Timber Prices, Forest Management, Timber Harvest December 18, 2019

Mississippi’s timber industry remained its second highest producing agricultural commodity again in 2019.

Coming in with an estimated production value of $1.15 billion, timber followed the state’s poultry industry, which generated an estimated value of $2.78 billion in 2019. Timber’s value of production is estimated by monthly severance taxes collected by the Mississippi Department of Revenue.

Success Stories

A man wearing a bright yellow button-up shirt leans against a large truck and rests one hand in his blue jean pocket.
Trees, Natural Resources, Forestry, Forestry Impacts, Timber Prices, Timber Harvest
Volume 8 Number 1

Annual forestry show gathers industry, highlights best logging practices

Year after year, the Mid-South Forestry Equipment Show attracts thousands of visitors. Canceled in 2020, as most large gatherings were because of the COVID pandemic, the show opened in 2021 with about 3,500 former and new attendees ready to discover the latest forestry equipment, safety guidelines, and timber-harvesting methods.

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Lawn and Garden, Trees, Natural Resources, Forestry, Forest Economics, Timber Prices, Forest Management, Agroforestry, Timber Harvest
Volume 4 Number 3

During his tenure as an engineer at Boeing, Ottis Bullock helped build machines that went into the air and to the moon, but he always had an interest in the trees that grew from the ground where he came of age.

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