Pine Straw Market
Prepared by: George Rowland (662) 534-7651

The North Central Mississippi RC&D Council has received a $24,000 grant from the U.S. Forest Service to develop a “Pine Straw Market” in North Mississippi.

Our RC&D Council wants to educate and make forest landowners aware of the excellent opportunity to bale and sell loblolly pine straw to landscapers, nurseries, construction contractors and others as mulch throughout north Mississippi and surrounding areas.

The demand for pine straw as landscape mulch is increasing. However, other states such as Georgia, Alabama, Florida, and Louisiana are selling and transporting the pine straw mulch to our state. Pine straw can definitely be a profitable business. Pine straw was a $50 million dollar business in North Carolina in 1996 and a $25 million dollar industry in Georgia.

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WEBSITES:
Mississippi Pine Straw Webpage : http://www.pinestraw.biz/  
East Texas Pine Straw Webpage: http://texaspinestraw.tamu.edu/index.html  
AGIQUIP, Rome, GA - Pine Straw Equipment Dealer: http://www.agriquip.com/