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November 2011

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In This Issue
Housing Market Update
No BCAP Payments in 2011
3Q2011 Roundwood Price Update
Recovered Fiber Generation
Forests, Public Financing, Livability
Stumpage Price Variation


Before there were loggers and professional foresters that made working forestry a predominantly masculine industry, forestry was women's work ...


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Housing Market Update

By Suz-Anne Kinney

According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, 3Q2011 GDP growth is currently being estimated at 2.5 percent. While upcoming revisions may move that needle somewhat, it is clearly better news for the economy than most-including Forest2Market-expected. A healthy housing market ...  


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Since the 2008 Farm Bill was being debated in Washington, I've probably written a dozen stories about the Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP). This one may just be my last. Why?


In September, the Farm Service Agency released a notice ...  


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By Daniel Stuber


Despite increased demand and inventory building by mills, prices for roundwood in the US South continued their downward trend during the third quarter.  Supply was not an issue as both delivered and stumpage prices fell despite the increased demand.  Favorable ...

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By Barbara Wright Hudson

The recovery rate for recycled fiber has been increasing steadily, from 51.5 percent in 2005 to 63.5 percent in 2010. Just because recovery rates are going up, however, it doesn't mean that the volume of recovered fiber being generated is...  


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The View from Oregon: Forests, Public Finances and Livability

By Gordon Culbertson

Early in July 2011, Lane County, Oregon sheriff Tom Turner announced the pending cut of 84 jail beds, the loss of 24-hour patrols in much of rural Lane County and the likely need for "self reporting" of crimes. Citizens will ...  


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5 Causes of Stumpage Price Variation in the US South
By Mike Fiery


For the last 11 years, Forest2Market has been collecting stumpage sales data in the US South. In addition to volume and price by timber class (pulpwood, sawtimber, chip-n-saw, etc.), we've also been collecting information about tract size, loggability, access to ...  


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By Pete Stewart    


I recently returned to Charlotte from the Northeast Biomass Conference in Pittsburgh, where I delivered a presentation on the Northeast's potential as a supplier of industrial pellets to Europe. As usual, I probably told the audience some things they didn't ...  


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By Suz-Anne Kinney   


German Pellets, the world's largest manufacturer of wood pellets, announced that it will open its first U.S. wood pellet manufacturing facility in Texas. During the Interpellets exhibition in Stuttgart earlier this month, German Pellets announced that it would repurpose a chip mill in Tyler ...  


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