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    This resource update provides an overview of timber product output (TPO) and use in Minnesota based on questionnaires designed to determine the size and composition of the State's primary wood-using industry, its use of roundwood and its generation and disposition of wood residues. This study was a cooperative effort between the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN-DNR) and the Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) unit at the Northern Research Station (NRS) of the USDA Forest Service. MN-DNR surveyed primary wood-using mills and FIA processed and analyzed the survey responses. This update presents results from the 2014 survey with comparisons to the 2010 survey. Sawmills that reported less than 5 thousand cubic feet of receipts in the 2010 study were not surveyed for the 2014 study. Receipts in 2010 at the 124 sawmills that were not surveyed in 2014 totaled 217,000 cubic feet of roundwood, accounting for roughly 0.5 percent of the total receipts of all sawmills. Certain terms used in this report—retained, export, import, production, and receipts—have specialized meanings and relationships unique to the FIA program that surveys timber product output (Fig. 1). Additional definitions and a list of the TPO species groups are on pages 5 and 6 of this report.

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    Walters, Brian F.; Bergstrand, Kristen.; Piva, Ronald J. 2018. Minnesota Timber Industry, 2014. Resource Update FS-156. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 6 p.


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