The Wall Street Journal takes a long look at southern timber crops and forest management practices and a deep dive into its investment profitability in a recent journal article. It’s an interesting read and gives you a Wall Street perspective of the economics of the timber industry that has a major effect on Bibb County and much of Alabama’s commerce.


Mike Gunn, one of the architects of the Conservation Reserve Program, the federal legislation that contributed to farmers turning crop land into timber reserves between 1985 and 1990 may have regrets for his actions. You can read his comments in this article.