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

MyPanamaCity.com 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, […]

Georgia Pacific Expands Capacity for Finished Lumber in Rome, Georgia
February 5, 2020

Rome (GA) News-Tribune By Doug Walker, DWalker@RN-T.com February 5, 2020 Georgia-Pacific shipped the first lumber from its Rome mill Friday after investing more than $30 million to upgrade the plant. The new equipment is focused on the back end of the mill, the last steps in the process of producing finished lumber. When plans for […]

Oregon’s Timber History
February 4, 2020

The Register-Guard (Eugene, Oregon) Posted Feb 4, 2020 By Christine Sherk TIMBER ECONOMY: Oregon’s forests were the foundation of the state’s expansion as settlers came west and stayed to build their dreams. Not all of Oregon’s timber history is pretty, but through trial and error, sustainability practices have become central to modern forest management. The […]

SEC Files Charges Against Recruiter in Mississippi Ponzi Scheme Case
February 3, 2020

Jimmie E. Gates Mississippi Clarion Ledger February 3, 2020 The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has filed a complaint against a former recruiter of investors in Mississippi’s largest Ponzi scheme case. The SEC announced on Friday charges against a Texas company and its principal for unlawfully selling unregistered securities in connection with the previously charged […]

Louisiana’s Southern Packaging Invests in New Brewco Sawmill to Secure Lumber Supply and Enhance Customer Service
February 1, 2020

PelletEnterprise.com By Rick LeBlanc Date Posted: 2/1/2020 New plant powered by Brewco boosts output and productivity for Louisiana’s leading pallet producer. This project is really a case study for how to design a scragg mill from start to finish for pallet lumber. For many pallet producers looking to increase production, building limitations are often a […]

Montana Timberland Sale Sparks Fears of Future Public Access
January 27, 2020

KBUL Talk Radio https://newstalk955.com/ January 27, 2020 KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Montana officials are worried that the sale of hundreds of thousands of acres of timberland may eventually close off the public access that previous owners have allowed, despite assurances from the buyer that no such changes are planned. Washington-based timber giant Weyerhaeuser is selling […]

Opinion: Supply Isn’t the Problem with Montana’s Timber Industry
January 22, 2020

Missoulian By GEORGE WUERTHNER Jan 22, 2020 The recent announcement of the Townsend RY Timber Inc. lumber mill closure continues a trend seen throughout the country. Although RY suggests this is due to environmental regulations or lawsuits, a broader context demonstrates this is a flawed argument. The timber industry has been going through a transition […]