When the US started harvesting timber, a lot of people thought it would be a boon for America’s timber industry.
That didn’t last long though.
Today, it’s a big pain in the butt for US farmers.
Now the US is home to more than 1.4 million acres of land devoted to timber production.
That’s a lot, but only 7% of that is owned by farmers.
The remaining 60% is used for other uses.
The US Department of Agriculture has released a list of all the US timber producers.
In it, they list the total number of acres of forest cleared for the timber industry, the number of trees harvested per acre, the price per acre and the annual revenue from those trees.
The number is in billions of dollars.
The top 10 are:The Forest Service and the National Park Service, which own the vast majority of US timber, each own an acre or less of land.
The National Park service manages over half the country’s forested lands.
The Department of Energy owns a bit over 2 million acres, and the Environmental Protection Agency manages an acre.
That makes them the most expensive forestry companies in the world.
That puts them in a league of their own.
The top 10 biggest timber companies in America are:Abercrombie & Fitch, which owns 2 million and owns half the US’s timber acreage.
Bantam, which has an ownership stake in nearly 1 million acres and manages a bit more than 20% of the US.
C&H, which is owned and manages roughly 6 million acres.
The Forest Products Association of America owns an acre of land in the Washington, DC area.
The Association is one of the largest timber buyers in the US, and they’re not the only ones.
The US Department has a lot more companies on that list, too.
The list also includes the National Forest Service, the National Parks Service and others.
That means that you can buy wood from these companies in all 50 states.
And it doesn’t even include the timber companies themselves, which are often sold as individual parcels of land, like parcels of trees.
This means you can’t buy the same piece of forest in different states, but you can still buy the exact same piece in one state and in another.
But the biggest winners here are the companies that sell to individual customers.
The biggest timber producers in America sell to the public.
A lot of that comes from the Forest Service.
The forestry industry accounts for about 5% of all US economic activity.
That number is expected to increase to 9% in 2040.
In the meantime, the forest industry is growing at a steady pace, but it’s not growing like it used to.
The Forestry Service has made a few concessions over the years.
In 2000, it was allowed to buy up to half the land it had previously owned.
It now owns about 20% to 30% of US forests.
The Forest Service is the main purchaser of timber in the United States.
But it’s also buying a lot from private landowners, and a lot that has to do with water and land rights.
As part of its commitment to sustainability, the Forest’s new CEO, David Littman, has made conservation a priority.
In 2020, the agency spent $5 billion to upgrade and upgrade water conservation infrastructure and conservation programs.
The agency has also improved its tree management plans and adopted a conservation-minded approach to logging.
Littman has also pledged to increase forestry’s share of the national economy.
The forest industry’s share will increase by about $100 billion by 2040, and Littmen has made that clear.
In 2018, the Forestry Service bought a billion dollars worth of timber, with $2 billion going to improve the nation’s timber resources.
The biggest winners are private companies, and those private companies are making money.
The company with the largest amount of forest product sales is American Apparel, which was worth about $10.4 billion in 2020.
The largest lumber company is the United Cone, which earned about $3.6 billion in the same period.
But the most lucrative part of the forest lumber industry is the timber trade.
That accounts for more than 60% of total US revenue.
The bottom line?
The forest trade is big business.
That doesn’t mean that the US has no timber problems.
That just means the US forests are less productive.