Mississippi Dept of Agriculture and Commerce Hosts Inbound Timber Trade Mission

By Sue Honea
Magee News
June 7, 2024
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: United States, US East

JACKSON, Mississippi – The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce (MDAC) and the Southern United States Trade Association (SUSTA) hosted an inbound trade mission with timber buyers from the Dominican Republic, Great Britian, Mexico, Poland, Spain and Vietnam. Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson said, “Timber is the leading agricultural commodity in over half of the counties in the state, with a value of production of $1.48 billion in 2023.” …The 2024 trade delegation toured Rutland Lumber in Collins, Hood Industries in Silver Creek and REX Lumber in Brookhaven before attending the Mississippi Timber Products Showcase at the Mississippi Trade Mart. During a follow-up showcase, these international trade delegates held business to business meetings and visited with six Mississippi timber companies from around the state, including Hardwoods of America, Hood Industries, LandMAX Properties, REX Lumber, Rutland Lumber and Southeastern Timber Products.

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