Sometimes, there are as many ways to explain numbers as there are people to explain them. When it comes to the lumber market, some rely on the futures market, others use housing start figures and still others use gross domestic product and employment numbers.
Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement Survives Greenpeace Misinformation Campaign
By Suz-Anne Kinney
Two and a half years after the groundbreaking agreement between Canadian forest products companies and environmental groups (ENGOs) to protect both the boreal forests of northern Canada and the caribou that live there.
The manufacturing sector expanded in February, and the service sector grew for the 38th consecutive month. The Performance Manufacturing Index (PMI) registered at 54.2%, up 1.1% from January's reading of 53.1%.
The North Carolina State Natural Resources Foundation (NCSNRF) appears to be in dire straits, scrambling for any means of income by selling the Hofmann Forest, an 80,000 acre research forest near Jacksonville, NC.
In all likelihood, Arkansas timberland owners should expect to pay an additional five cents per acre in taxes this year. Senate Bill 5 bill proposed an increase in the tax rate from 15 to 20 cents per acre with the intent to raise an additional $700,000 a year to support the Arkansas Forestry Commission.