Long Leaf Pine Meeting Nov 13-16

Randall Weiseman Forestry

There’s a meeting coming up November 13th through 16th in Tifton, Georgia for growers across the Southeast to learn more about the new Long leaf Pine initiative. Tyron Spearman has this Report  (:30 wma) Find out more by clicking Here

USDA Announces Program to Restore Longleaf Pine Forests

Randall Weiseman Alabama, Florida, Forestry, Georgia

At the Sunbelt Ag Expo this afternoon Teresa Lasseter, Administrator of USDA’s Farm Service Agency, announced a new CRP Longleaf Pine Initiative to increase forests by 250,000 acres in 9 southern states. Hear the announcement made by Lasseter along with comments from Senate Ag Committee Chairman Saxby Chambliss of Georgia. Announcement (6:00 wma) Report (1:30 wma) The FSA website has …

Trade Agreement with Canada

Randall Weiseman Forestry, General

Tyron Spearman has information concerning the recently completed trade agreement with Canada concerning soft-wood lumber.  Report (:35 wma)

Forest Land Recovery Program Signup

Randall Weiseman Florida, Forestry, General

The final signup to assist forest landowners impacted by the 2004 hurricane season is underway now through November 15. For more information, visit the Florida Division of Forestry website. Report (:30 wma)

Reforesting and Removing Downed Timber

Randall Weiseman Florida, Forestry, USDA-NRCS

SIGN UP IS UNDERWAY NOW IN AREAS AFFECTED BY HURRICANES LAST YEAR FOR THE EMERGENCY FORESTRY CONSERVATION RESERVE PROGRAM, WHICH IS ADMINSTERED BY USDA’S FARM SERVICE AGENCY, WHILE USDA’S NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE CONTINUES TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE FOR REMOVAL OF DOWNED TIMBER. Report (1:00 wma)