SEGMENT: FARM ORGANIZATIONS
Michael Johnson>ISM Interviews A-L>ISM Interviews A-L, Segment 24
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- FARM ORGANIZATIONS
- Loggers travel around buying trees - farmers don't know what they have. He and wife belong to the Tree Farm System, have a newsletter to educate people about their resource. Tells the story of his neighbor who came for advice on a sale, hired a forester consultant, and got twice the price for cutting only half as many trees over the offer of the loggers. Organizations help educate farmers. American Tree Farm System, NW IL Forestry Association of local landowners (new to lobby for forests in Illinois). Walnut Council. Forestry said to be in competition with agriculture. Forestry dollars from the state are only one per cent. As biomass industries increase, they could cut down all the state trees fast. We could become another state with no trees to stop the wind, to absorb the runoff, to make oxygen. He reminds himself of the Lorax.