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Recession hurting timber sales

For those among the roughly 310,000 individuals and families who own timber in Mississippi, it is a great time to do managed thinning but a poor time to be selling mature timber. “For quite some time, lumber has been down,” said State Forester Charlie Morgan. “Pricing is off as much as it’s been probably in the last 15 years.” Morgan ...

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State loses one in 10 sawmills

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The overall value of Mississippi’s 2009 timber harvest failed to reach $1 billion for the first time in 16 years, but unlike other crops, extreme weather was not the reason, the Mississippi State Extension Center reports. New housing starts dropped off sharply because of the current economic downturn. The decline in demand for lumber caused the 2009 ...

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MSU faculty member earns highest honor

STARKVILLE — A Mississippi State University (MSU) forestry faculty member is receiving the National Science Foundation’s (NSF’s) most prestigious honor for junior faculty members, the Early Career Development Award. Assistant professor Cetin Yuceer of MSU’s Forest and Wildlife Research Center is being honored with a 2009 NSF Early Career Development Award of $500,000. He will be seeking to identify and ...

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Bohach tapped as MSU V.P.

Mississippi State University President Mark Keenum announced that Gregory A. Bohach is being named vice president for the Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine. His appointment is pending formal approval by the Board of Trustees, State Institutions of Higher Learning. Bohach has been serving concurrently as associate dean of the university of Idaho’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences ...

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