15,654,278 Acres of Timberland
and a diverse species mix affords the availability of the right feedstocks for value-added product development
39% mixed hardwood species
31% an assortment of spruce, pine, poplar, birch and fir
Annual net growth of
5.1 million new cords of timber
and we harvest less than 50%
Over 50% of Minnesota’s total land is dedicated to farmland.
Agriculture and food industry is the 2nd largest employer.
25 biofuel/biobutanol production facilities and numerous other biochemical start-ups.
Leafy greens will soon be grown 365 days of the year Minnesota. How? An insulated shipping container equipped with a complete hydroponic growing system will be delivered to the Central Lakes College (CLC) Agricultural Campus as part of an Electric Power Research Institute research project with Grea...Read More
Continued growth in the construction sector has increased demand for erosion control products using wood. One electric cooperative’s partnership with a local business will help meet that need. Gap financing provided through East Central Energy’s (ECE) revolving loan fund will help support the expansion of ...Read More