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IP cleared to build landfill by supervisors

REDWOOD — International Paper can build an 18-acre landfill on its property on Mississippi Highway 3 in Redwood after Warren County officials amended local solid waste rules. The decision by county supervisors came this week after the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality said there was no provision in the county’s solid waste plan for a landfill at IP. John Adams, ...

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City to recoup abandoned Georgia-Pacific plant

GLOSTER — Gloster Mayor Billy Johnson says his city will take back the old Georgia-Pacific plywood plant once workers finish cutting up and removing scrap metal. The mill closed in 2002, leaving 300 people without jobs. It reopened in 2005 and closed again in 2009, this time for good. Johnson tells the Enterprise-Journal the town owns the 279,000-square foot building ...

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Molpus Woodlands buys timberland in two states

JACKSON — The Molpus Woodlands Group, LLC, on behalf of an unnamed client, has successfully purchased approximately 26,500 acres of timberland located in Georgia and Virginia. The timberland, located in Liberty and Long Counties in Georgia, and Greensville, Sussex and Southhampton Counties in Virginia, consists mainly of southern pine timberland. Molpus currently manages approximately 22,000 acres in Georgia and Virginia. ...

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Report: Sawtimber prices to be up and down

Forisk Consulting of Athens, Ga., forecasts sawtimber prices for the U.S. South weakening 2.7 percent in 2012 and then strengthening 2.9 percent into 2013. Key factors include weak expectations for housing starts and low utilization rates at sawmills. While sawtimber prices can increase temporarily from artificial shortages related to weather and logging capacity, long-term strengthening of sawtimber prices requires sawmill ...

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Without a safety net: Results of timber insurance study surprising, troubling

While landowners find timber insurance attractive, what they are willing to pay for it is significantly less than the going rate, and most choose to go uninsured and risk the losses even after Hurricane Katrina and last April’s destructive storms. That was the finding of a recent timber insurance study conducted by the Mississippi State University Forest and Wildlife Research ...

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Beetlemania

The hot, dry weather has the state’s reeling timber industry in a catch-22 situation. The drought has left Mississippi’s pine trees stressed and vulnerable to attack from pine bark beetles, including the highly destructive Southern pine beetle. The best defense against the pests is to thin tree stands. However, landowners are hesitant to thin their trees and lose revenue from ...

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Lack of housing starts, not drought, hurting forestry

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — It is not the heat or drought but the economy, specifically poor housing starts, that are causing grief for Mississippi’s forestry industry in 2011. James Henderson, forestry economist and management specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said, “There’s no good news for the pulpwood markets, and pine saw timber prices are the lowest they’ve been ...

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KiOR signs another agreement with Catchlight

COLUMBUS — KiOR Inc., a renewable fuels company, and Catchlight Energy, LLC, a 50-50 joint venture between subsidiaries of Chevron Corporation and Weyerhaeuser Company focused on providing liquid transportation fuels from sustainable forest-based resources, have signed a feedstock supply agreement. Terms were not disclosed. Under the agreement, Catchlight Energy will supply forestry-based feedstocks required by KiOR’s first commercial renewable fuel ...

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Weyerhaeuser plans expansion, improvements of plants

LOWNDES COUNTY — Weyerhaeuser Co. is planning expansions at both of its Lowndes County production facilities over the next two years. Company spokeswoman Mary Hudson told the Commercial Dispatch that Weyerhaeuser plans to modernize equipment to reduce operating costs as well as improve product quality and environmental performance, reducing water consumption by 15 percent. Weyerhaeuser employs 430 people and produces ...

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Forest Service commits to help with post-flood recovery

WEST MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) will be among the federal agencies ready to help address flood cleanup and recovery needs in Mississippi. That is the word Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) says he has received from the agency. Cochran addressed the historic flooding situation in Mississippi during a Senate Interior Appropriations Subcommittee hearing last Thursday regarding the FY2012 ...

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