Model: What Increased Woody Biomass Use Looks Like for the Global Forest Ecosystem
March 27, 2020 by Adam Daigneault, University of Maine MARCH 27, 2020 Incentivizing both sequestration and avoidance of emissions— using a carbon rental or carbon tax and subsidy approach—versus only a carbon tax encourages protection of natural forests by valuing the standing stock, according to a new study led by Georgia Institute of Technology. In their study, […]

Toilet Paper Run Means Demand for Alabama Timber
March 24, 2020 By William Thornton |, Posted Mar 24, 2020, Shoppers scouring shelves nationwide for toilet paper, paper towels and sanitizing wipes means demand for Alabama timber is strong. But the long-term economy is what’s on the mind of at least one member of the state’s timber industry. Foothills Timber Co., based in Heflin, harvests […]

Is Your Company an Essential Business? It Depends
March 24, 2020 By Karl D. Forth March 24, 2020, The Department of Homeland Security issued guidance on specific industries last week that it considers essential during the coronavirus pandemic. That guidance lists the forest products sector in the Food and Agriculture section. The following language is included: Workers who support the manufacture and distribution of forest […]

Growing partners: A look at Canada’s Tolko and Louisiana’s Hunt Forest Products’ LaSalle Lumber
March 17, 2020 March 17, 2020 By Jessica Johnson / Hatton-Brown Hunt Forest Products and Tolko Industries have joined forces to open LaSalle Lumber Co. in Louisiana. Hot on the heels of the ‘great migration’ of Canadian corporations buying independent sawmills in the U.S. South, two companies did things a little differently. Hunt Forest Products, a well-established […]

$1.5 Billion Sun Paper Project Near Arkadelphia (AR) Officially Canceled
March 16, 2020 ABC 7 On Your Side by Talk Business & Politics Monday, March 16th 2020 LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Talk Business & Politics) — Representatives of Sun Paper Co., the $1.5 billion paper mill project slated for Clark County near Arkadelphia, have said the deal is officially terminated. In a letter dated March 15, Andrzej Bednarski, […]

Opinion: What The Cruise Industry Has To Learn From My Cousins Back In Arkansas
March 13, 2020 By Jim Walker on March 13, 2020 This past month, I have spent a lot of time back home in Arkansas tending to some family matters. Being in a down-to-earth location like El Dorado, Arkansas makes it exceedingly clear just how greedy the Miami-based cruise lines truly are. My home town of El Dorado […]

Timber: Slow Growth Environment
March 1, 2020

IPE RA magazine March/April 2020 BY CHRISTOPHER O’DEA, MARCH/APRIL 2020 (MAGAZINE) The timber asset class has been beset by a series of challenges. But new technology could help manage them, writes Christopher O’Dea. Timberland is a literally slow-growing asset class. But in 2019 it had a somewhat frenetic year. And with factors such as wildfires, […]

Georgia Officials Announce Long-Awaited Hurricane Relief
February 26, 2020

News 4 Jacksonville (FL) Ben Nadler Associated Press Published: February 26, 2020, ATLANTA, Ga. – Georgia’s governor and agriculture commissioner on Wednesday announced that $347 million in federal disaster relief funding would soon be available to farmers, nearly a year and a half after Hurricane Michael caused billions of dollars in damage to southwest Georgia. […]

More Than 5,000 Acres in North Carolina Sold To Timber Investors
February 20, 2020

Wilmington (NC) Biz BY CECE NUNN, POSTED FEB 20, 2020 A timber investment firm recently purchased thousands of acres in five counties from Corbett Industries Inc., a broker said Wednesday. The sale, which closed Feb. 11, encompassed 5,154 acres of timberland in an 18-tract portfolio, mainly in Pender and Duplin counties, but also in Brunswick, […]

Questions Remain Over Hurricane Timber Money
February 18, 2020 by: The News Service of Florida Posted: Feb 18, 2020 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (The News Service of Florida) — Florida’s timber industry remains amid tons of strewn trees from Hurricane Michael as talks continue over the distribution of a $380 million federal-recovery grant allocated in November for the 2018 storm. State officials expressed concern Tuesday […]

Timber Industry and Environmentalists Tout Historic Deal in Oregon
February 18, 2020

Woodworking Network By Robert Dalheim February 18, 2020 OREGON – What’s being described as a historic deal has the potential to quell the extreme tension between Oregon’s timber companies and environmental groups. But will it? The deal was reached last week, and was announced by Oregon Governor Kate Brown; timber coalition representative Greg Miller of […]

Opinion: Will 2020 be the Year the Land Market Tumbles?
February 14, 2020

Aberdeen News Farmers National Company February 14, 2020 OMAHA, Neb. – The land market in 2019 continued the plateau trend of the past several years during which the supply of agricultural land for sale on the market remained lower than average and prices for good quality cropland held mostly steady. Looking ahead to next year, […]