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Weekly Address

10.11.2019

Arkansas Timber is a Crop Too

Arkansas’s timber industry contributes $6.4 billion to our economy, and today I’d like to talk about the many benefits of the forests to our state and also the effect of the ongoing trade war. Agriculture is Arkansas’s number one industry.  It is easy to forget that the timber industry is part of that. But timber production is a crop just like rice or soybeans or cotton. The people who...


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