CAPITAL IDEAS -- LIVE!
FEBRUARY 2021 News Conference for Forest Owners
Produced by the Alabama Forest Owners' Association, Inc.
This Conference will be recorded at 10:00 AM Central Time on
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 with a live audience. If you would like to be a
member of the audience on the next program, call (205)
624-2225 to register.
Hayes D. Brown
starting time: (00:00)
Hayes D. Brown, attorney and forest owner, will moderate this news
conference. Hayes' email address is
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a list of Consulting Foresters in your area.
Reducing Corporate Tax Rate Could Help Bring Sawmills to Alabama
Rosemary Elebash is the
Alabama State Director for the
National Federation of
Independent Business (NFIB). She breaks down the recently introduced
legislation (HB-170) from Senator Dan Roberts (R-Mountain Brook) that hopes to reduce
Alabama's corporate income tax rate and eliminate the federal income tax
deduction for businesses. When the federal government reduced the corporate
tax rate, it actually increased taxes for corporations in Alabama under our
current law. Unless changed, the current status quo could make doing
business in Alabama more expensive than other Southern states, resulting in
fewer companies looking to Alabama to build sawmills.
Phone: (334) 264-2261
Which Species of Pine Should I Plant?
Danielle Atkins is the founder of Land & Ladies, a forestry consulting
company focused on educating and empowering women in their land management
needs. In her recent "4
Things to Consider When Deciding What to Replant" blog post, she focuses
specifically on types of pine because, she says, "that is the predominantly
focused replanted tree species in the Southeast." She will walk through what
can often be a difficult and even overwhelming process and share what should
be considered before replanting.
Phone: (706) 631-4440
Connect with Nature Through Overlanding
Karen Hardy, along with her
husband, Jim, is owner of
Adventure Rentals, a company based on what they live and love on a daily
basis: the outdoors. The company offers the best gear and vehicles for
people to get out and enjoy nature, and they are always looking for new
trails and campsites in Alabama for people to explore. Karen and Jim want to
spread the word that you don't have to travel far from home to find beauty
and adventure. The business may offer opportunities for landowners who would
like campers on their land.
Shelby County Reporter,
Phone: (205) 601-9266
Lawrence C. Hancock, III
Positive Timber Market Report -- Good News!
Lawrence "Chad" Hancock is
regional manager at F&W Forestry Services,
Inc., an international forestry consulting firm that was founded in 1962
and is headquartered in Albany. Georgia. The firm's latest market update
reveals that timber activity and prices are picking up and increasing. In
fact, the report states that the overall market is "an even mix between
normal for this time of year to above normal." In Alabama specifically,
managers are reporting that prices are "above normal" for chip-n-saw across
most of the region. It's expected that this will continue through at least
the first quarter of the year. Marshall Thomas, president of F&W, also
notes, "housing starts hit 1.547 million units (annualized) in November,
12.8 percent above the same month in 2019. That is great news, but the
better news is that 1.186 million of those starts were single-family units,
the highest level since April 2007. Since single-family homes use more
lumber than multi-family buildings, we are getting some leverage on demand
through this important shift. It will be interesting to see if this is
temporary due to COVID."
Phone: (229) 883-0505 x 145