Mississippi’s 2023 timber harvest expected to set record

MISSISSIPPI (WCBI) – Mississippi’s 2023 timber harvest was expected to set a record for the 21st century.

Sources said they are on pace to exceed 36 million tons of timber harvested, which would be the highest level we have experienced this century.

The increased harvest helped Mississippi’s forestry industry remain in third place among the state’s agricultural commodities.

Poultry and soybeans ranked first and second at an estimated production value.

Homebuilding drives the consumption and production of softwood lumber and is one of the main economic indicators of the forestry industry.

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