Timber Tax Workshop set for Dec. 15

The LSU AgCenter will hold a Timber Tax Workshop from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15 in Baton Rouge. The workshop is open to the public, but is limited to the first 75 spots. Attendees must RSVP to Dr. Shaun Tanger at stanger@agcenter.lsu.edu no later than Friday, Dec. 7. It will be held at 214 Efferson Hall on the LSU campus. The Timber Tax Workshop will feature Tamara Cushing, timber tax specialist from Oregon State University. She will cover relevant changes to forest landowners in the new federal tax code and other important topics. Anyone needing special accommodations due to disabilities should contact Dr. Tanger at the same email address by the Dec. 7 deadline. Timber Tax Work

I miss my paper grocery bag

That’s right. I’d like to trade that mountain of flimsy plastic for six good strong paper bags. Walking in the grocery with bags full of plastic bags to return to the store’s “recycle” bin, I feel defeated when I walk out with more plastic. So I started comparing the trips when I get paper bags to those other days (which are more usual) when I get plastic. My average grocery buy of $94 will fit in six good paper bags. But more frequently they are packed in 15 plastic bags with at least three more double-bagged for weight. That is where all the polyethylene bags come from in my storage room. I do this every week. Paper bags are always recyclable, reusable, compostable and made from renewa

Third quarter Stumpage Speak released

Find out the price report for stumpage in Louisiana during the third quarter of 2018 by Dr. Shaun Tanger. Questions? Email him at STanger@agcenter.lsu.edu or click below for the report, or check out his blog. Third Quarter 2018 Stumpage Report

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