Economic Contribution of the Forest Industry

Trees in the forest.

By parish in Louisiana
LSU AgCenter, Jinggang Guo and Huizhen Niu
July 7, 2022

Trees are Louisiana’s #1 agricultural crop. The Forest industry makes a substantial economic contribution to the state’s economy every year, especially in rural areas, amounting to $12.5 billion in 2020. See the interactive map below for a compilation of preliminary results across parishes.

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