County timber sales reflect slump in logging industry overall; prices down
Evidence that the logging industry is suffering became apparent when only half the usual bidders showed up for a recent Hubbard County timber auction.
Fifteen loggers submitted bids to remove 15 parcels of forestland Sept. 8. All parcels except one were auctioned off; county forester Bob Hoffman said the remaining parcel will be sold over the counter.
In total, 9,050 cords of wood will be removed. The county will earn $188,003.15 from the sale.
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