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Kentucky Forestry Economic Impact
2014-2015

Kentucky plays a pivotal role in providing forest products to the U.S. and the forestry sector is a major economic force in the Commonwealth providing an estimated 57,750 jobs and $12.8 billion to Kentucky's economy in 2014. It's economic input was generated from 703 facilities located in 109 of Kentucky's 120 counties including a wide range of industries from logging and sawmills to cabinet manufacturers and paper and producers.

You can also view the Kentucky Agricultural Economic Outlook for 2014-2015 by clicking here.

 

 

View the full Kentucky Economic Impact Report 2013-2014
Economic Impact Report


Forestry was included in the 2013-2014 KY Agricultural Economic Outlook. You can watch a video of Dr. Stringer’s forestry sector presentation by clicking below. You can also view the Kentucky Agricultural Economic Outlook for 2014 by clicking here.





2012-2013
Kentucky forestry sector is a major economic force in the Commonwealth providing over 51,000 jobs and $9.9 billion to Kentucky's economy in 2012. It's economic input was generated from 708 facilities located in 109 of Kentucky's 120 counties including a wide range of industries from logging and sawmills to cabinet manufacturers and paper and producers.

Click on the documents below to view the entrie report (left) or a one page summary (right) pdf.

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Forestry was included in the KY Agricultural Economic Outlook click the pdf to the below to view it. You can watch below or click here for a video of Dr. Stringer’s forestry sector presentation or you can watch the entire press conference including all the agricultural commodity reports by clicking here.





Kentucky Farm Bureau's Across Kentucky Podcasts:

Click here to listen to Kentucky Farm Bureau's podcast focused on Kentucky’ forest industry’s economic impact that is set at $9.9 billion and over 50,000 in direct and related jobs in over 100 counties across the state. - June 2013


Click here to listen to Kentucky Farm Bureau's podcast focused some of the specific production and product categories that result in some 51,000 direct and related jobs in over 100 Kentucky counties. - June 2013

Click here to listen to Kentucky Farm Bureau's podcast focused on the jobs related to the Kentucky Forest and Wood Industry - June 2013


Click here to listen to Kentucky Farm Bureau's podcast focused on the Economic Impact of the Kentucky Forest and Wood Industry - May 2013



Other articles of interest:
UK Ag News - Forest Industry has considerable economic impact

UK Ag News - Ag Impact on State, Region Worth Billions

UK AG News - Kentucky 2012 farm cash receipts on track to break $5 billion

The Rural Blog

Kentucky Forward