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Harvest of Forest Products

The annual Harvest of Forest Products report is an estimate of the value of Mississippi's timber harvest based on state timber severance tax data.

In Mississippi, a severance tax is due when timber is cut. The tax is a per unit tax and is typically paid by the timber buyer. The Mississippi State Tax Commission collects the tax as one of its "Miscellaneous" taxes. The Tax Commission reports the amount of tax paid in all 13 product categories by county. Since the timber severance tax is a per unit tax by product and we know the tax rates, we can estimate the volume of each product harvested each year.

By using the product volumes in combination with average, reference timber product prices from the Mississippi Timber Price Report we estimate the value of Mississippi's timber harvest each year. Estimates of the timber harvest value date back to 1940 when the timber severance tax was initiated.

The most recent reports are available here and harvest values are shown in the table.

For further information on the Harvest of Forest Products report contact James Henderson.

Resources

Harvest History - Summary of Harvest values from 1940 to present


 

 

2020 Harvest of Forest Products Report-PDF
2019 Harvest of Forest Products Report-PDF
2018 Harvest of Forest Products Report-PDF
2017 Harvest of Forest Products Report-PDF
2016 Harvest of Forest Products Report-PDF
2015 Harvest of Forest Products Report-PDF
2014 Harvest of Forest Products Report-PDF
2013 Harvest of Forest Products Report-PDF
2012 Harvest of Forest Products Report-PDF
2011 Harvest of Forest Products Report-PDF
2010 Harvest of Forest Products Report-PDF
2009 Harvest of Forest Products Report-PDF
2008 Harvest of Forest Products Report-PDF
2007 Harvest of Forest Products Report-PDF
2006 Harvest of Forest Products Report-PDF
2005 Harvest of Forest Products Report-PDF
2004 Harvest of Forest Products Report-PDF
2003 Harvest of Forest Products Report-PDF
2002 Harvest of Forest Products Report-PDF
2001 Harvest of Forest Products Report-PDF
2000 Harvest of Forest Products Report-PDF
1999 Harvest of Forest Products Report-PDF
1998 Harvest of Forest Products Report-PDF
1997 Harvest of Forest Products Report-PDF
1996 Harvest of Forest Products Report-PDF
1995 Harvest of Forest Products Report-PDF
1994 Harvest of Forest Products Report-PDF
1993 Harvest of Forest Products Report-PDF
1992 Harvest of Forest Products Report-PDF
1991 Harvest of Forest Products Report-PDF
1990 Harvest of Forest Products Report-PDF
1989 Harvest of Forest Products Report-PDF
1988 Harvest of Forest Products Report-PDF
1987 Harvest of Forest Products Report-PDF
1986 Harvest of Forest Products Report-PDF
1985 Harvest of Forest Products Report-PDF
1984 Harvest of Forest Products Report-PDF
1983 Harvest of Forest Products Report-PDF
1982 Harvest of Forest Products Report-PDF
1981 Harvest of Forest Products Report-PDF

 

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An overhead view of trees damaged by tornadoes.
Filed Under: Disaster Response, Coronavirus, Forestry, Forestry Impacts April 16, 2020

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- One of Kim Hancock’s routine jobs is assisting 4-H’ers in Jones County with their livestock projects. On Easter Sunday, she was helping some of those same young people and their families sort through the rubble of what was once their homes.

Thirty-two counties in Mississippi reported damage from a tornado outbreak April 12 that resulted in 12 fatalities, many injuries and catastrophic destruction to residential, commercial and agricultural property.

Pine trees surround a small clearing in a Mississippi forest.
Filed Under: Forestry, Forestry Impacts, Marketing, Timber Prices, Forest Management, Timber Harvest December 18, 2019

Mississippi’s timber industry remained its second highest producing agricultural commodity again in 2019.

Coming in with an estimated production value of $1.15 billion, timber followed the state’s poultry industry, which generated an estimated value of $2.78 billion in 2019. Timber’s value of production is estimated by monthly severance taxes collected by the Mississippi Department of Revenue.

 Forestry year-end harvest values from 1940 through 2017, 1940 = $27.3 million, 1950 = $117.5 million, 1960 = $66.8 million, 1970 = $122.6 million, 1980 = $525.5 million, 1990 = $737.5 million, 2000 = $1.3 billion, 2010 = $1 billion, 2017 = $1.4 billion
Filed Under: Forestry, Forestry Impacts, Marketing, Timber Prices, Forest Pests, Timber Harvest December 19, 2017

RAYMOND, Miss. -- Despite a slow housing market and other lingering effects of the recession, Mississippi’s forests remain the state’s second most valuable agricultural commodity for 2017.

John Auel, an assistant Extension professor of forestry at Mississippi State University, estimates the value of forest products is $1.4 billion, which is a decrease of 8.6 percent from 2016. However, 2017 numbers are almost 40 percent higher than they were in 2009, when the industry experienced its lowest valued harvest of the 2007-2009 recession.

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