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Recent Progress of the Norwegian Agricultural and Forestry Credit Society: Significance for American Farm Forestry

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In Norway the farm woodlot forms part of the total farm credit base, whereas in this country the loan value possibilities of farm woodland have been ignored. Census data showing the large values in forest products removed each year from American farm woodlots indicate that the wooded portion of a farm has considerable loan value. The snccess of the Norwegian credit society here described snggests to our forest extension specialists and others that an early start be made in the determination of how credit facilities may be extended in this country. The assurance that loans may be obtained on woodlots if properly managed should encourage an owner to view the practice of forestry in a more favorable light.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Fellow, Charles Lathrop Pack Forest Education Board, Madison, Wis.

Publication date: November 1, 1932

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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