MY DIVIDEND REPORT – Q2 IN 2022

Welcome to My 2nd Quarter 2022 Dividend Report. This Report is dedicated to tracking my quarterly dividend income. Many of you already know I love Growth and Income stocks as a great way to beat inflation while companies pay you to wait while they execute there growth plans. My Goal is to average $6,666.67 / month or $20,000 / quarter in dividend income. 1st Quarter 2022 I blew past my goal of $5,666 / month or $17,000 / quarter dividend income and I raised my goal to $6,666.67 / month or $20,000 / quarter dividend income.

2nd Quarter 2022 Dividend Income. Goal $6,666.67 / Month or $20,000 / Quarter

2nd Quarter Dividend 2022

My dividend income is devised of investments in Altria (MO) in the Tobacco Industry and Blackstone Group (BX) in the Asset Management Industry. Blackstone Group current stock price $95.58 and dividend yield 4.51 % (1.28/share $5.13/year) pays a fluctuating dividend based on company results. Altria’s current stock price $42.35 and dividend yield 8.38 % (.90/share $3.60/year) pays a consistent dividend and has raised the dividend 56 times the past 52 years.

Blackstone Group Overview:

New York, July 21, 2022: Blackstone (NYSE:BX) today reported its second quarter 2022 results.
Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, “We delivered exceptional financial results for our shareholders in the second quarter despite a challenging market backdrop. Blackstone’s flagship strategies again outperformed public markets and our investors entrusted us with $88 billion of inflows, which represented the second highest quarter of inflows in our 36-year history. This is a testament to our long-term performance, deep client relationships, and the unmatched scale and breadth of our global investment platform.”
Blackstone issued a full detailed presentation of its second quarter 2022 results, which can be viewed at http://www.blackstone.com.


Blackstone Group Dividend:

Blackstone has declared a quarterly dividend of $1.27 per share to record holders of common stock at the close of business on August 1, 2022. This dividend will be paid on August 8, 2022. 2nd Quarter 2022 Blackstone Group paid $1.27/share or $7,700.27 based on 6,063.205 shares owned.

Altria Group Overview:

RICHMOND, Va. – July 28, 2022 – Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE: MO) today reports its 2022 second-quarter and first-half business results and reaffirms its guidance for 2022 full-year adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS). “Our tobacco businesses performed well in a challenging macroeconomic environment for the first half of the year,” said Billy Gifford, Altria’s Chief Executive Officer. “The smokeable products segment delivered solid operating companies income growth behind the resilience of Marlboro, and our moist smokeless tobacco
brands continued to drive profitability. We also continued to make progress toward our Vision through the investments we laid out in January, which included supporting the expansion of on!. We are encouraged by on!’s retail momentum and significant share growth since achieving unconstrained capacity last summer.” “We believe this is a pivotal point in the U.S. tobacco industry. The FDA has the opportunity to create a mature, regulated marketplace of smoke-free products that can successfully realize tobacco harm reduction and improve the lives of millions of adult smokers. We share the FDA’s goal to transition adult smokers away from cigarettes, but we continue to believe that harm reduction, not prohibition, is the best path forward.” “Our financial plans for the year remain on track, and we reaffirm our guidance to deliver 2022 full-year adjusted diluted EPS in a range of $4.79 to $4.93. This range represents an adjusted diluted EPS growth rate of 4% to 7% from a $4.61 base in 2021.”

Altria Group Dividend:

Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, May 19th. Following the Annual Meeting, the Board declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.90 per share, payable on July 11, 2022, to shareholders of record as of June 15, 2022. The ex-dividend date is June 14, 2022. Future dividend payments remain subject to the discretion of the Board.

Altria Group has increased its dividend payment by 5.5% over the last three years and has increased its dividend every year for the last 13 years. Altria Group has a payout ratio of 70.0% meaning its dividend is sufficiently covered by earnings. Equities research analysts expect Altria Group to earn $5.15 per share next year, which means the company should continue to be able to cover its $3.60 annual dividend with an expected future payout ratio of 69.9%.

Altria has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.90 per share to record holders of common stock at the close of business on May 19, 2022. This dividend will be paid on July 11, 2022. 2nd Quarter 2022 Altria Group paid $0.90/share or $9,473.65 based on 10,526.275 shares owned.

This is why Growth and Dividend stocks make good Money Sense. I will see you next quarter and report news and distribution.

MY DIVIDEND REPORT – Q1 IN 2022

Welcome to My 1st Quarter 2022 Dividend Report. This Report is dedicated to tracking my quarterly dividend income. Many of you already know I love Growth and Income stocks as a great way to beat inflation while companies pay you to wait while they execute there growth plans. My Goal is to average $6,666.67 / month or $20,000 / quarter in dividend income. 1st Quarter 2022 I blew past my goal of $5,666 / month or $17,000 / quarter dividend income and I raised my goal to $6,666.67 / month or $20,000 / quarter dividend income.

1st Quarter 2022 Dividend Income. Goal $6,666.67 / Month or $20,000 / Quarter

1st Quarter Dividend 2022

My dividend income is devised of investments in Altria (MO) in the Tobacco Industry and Blackstone Group (BX) in the Asset Management Industry. Blackstone Group current stock price $124.18 and dividend yield 3.74 % (1.14/share $4.56/year) pays a fluctuating dividend based on company results. Altria’s current stock price $56.03 and dividend yield 6.50 % (.90/share $3.60/year) pays a consistent dividend and has raised the dividend 56 times the past 52 years.

Blackstone Group Overview:
New York, April 21, 2022: Blackstone (NYSE:BX) today reported its first quarter 2022 results.
Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, “The first quarter represented one of the best in Blackstone’s 36-year history despite an extremely challenging market backdrop. Our flagship strategies delivered significant outperformance for investors while our powerful platform expansion continued with $50 billion of inflows in the quarter. This translated once again to exceptional financial results for our shareholders.”

Blackstone Group Dividend:

Blackstone has declared a quarterly dividend of $1.32 per share to record holders of common stock at the close of business on May 2, 2022. This dividend will be paid on May 9, 2022. 1st Quarter 2022 Blackstone Group paid $1.32/share or $8,003.43 based on 6,063.205 shares owned.

Altria Group Overview:

RICHMOND, Va. – April 28, 2022 – Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE: MO) today reports its 2022 first-quarter business results and reaffirms its guidance for 2022 full-year adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS). “We are off to a strong start to the year and believe our businesses are on track to deliver against their full-year plans. Our tobacco businesses performed well in a challenging macroeconomic environment and we continued to make progress toward our Vision to responsibly lead the transition of adult smokers to a smoke-free future,” said Billy Gifford, Altria’s Chief Executive Officer. “We reaffirm our guidance to deliver 2022 full-year adjusted diluted EPS in a range of $4.79 to $4.93. This range represents an adjusted diluted EPS growth rate of 4% to 7% from a $4.61 base in 2021. We continue to expect that adjusted diluted EPS growth will be weighted toward the second half of the year.”

Altria Group Dividend:

Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, February 25th. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 25th will be given a dividend of 0.90 per share on Friday, April 29th. This represents a $3.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 6.89%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 24th.

Altria Group has increased its dividend payment by 5.5% over the last three years and has increased its dividend every year for the last 13 years. Altria Group has a payout ratio of 70.0% meaning its dividend is sufficiently covered by earnings. Equities research analysts expect Altria Group to earn $5.15 per share next year, which means the company should continue to be able to cover its $3.60 annual dividend with an expected future payout ratio of 69.9%.

Altria has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.90 per share to record holders of common stock at the close of business on March 25, 2022. This dividend will be paid on April 29, 2022. 1st Quarter 2022 Altria Group paid $0.90/share or $9,473.65 based on 10,526.275 shares owned.

This is why Growth and Dividend stocks make good Money Sense. I will see you next quarter and report news and distribution.

MY DIVIDEND REPORT – Q4 IN 2021

Welcome to My 4th Quarter 2021 Dividend Report. This Report is dedicated to tracking my quarterly dividend income. Many of you already know I love Growth and Income stocks as a great way to beat inflation while companies pay you to wait while they execute there growth plans. My Goal is to average $6,666.67 / month or $20,000 / quarter in dividend income. 4th Quarter 2021 I blew past my goal of $5,666 / month or $17,000 / quarter dividend income and I raised my goal to $6,666.67 / month or $20,000 / quarter dividend income.

4th Quarter 2021 Dividend Income. Goal $6,666.67 / Month or $20,000 / Quarter

4th Quarter 2021 Dividend Income
4th Quarter 2021 Dividend Income

My dividend income is devised of investments in Altria (MO) in the Tobacco Industry and Blackstone Group (BX) in the Asset Management Industry. Blackstone Group current stock price $120.81 and dividend yield 3.57 % (.89/share $3.57/year) pays a fluctuating dividend based on company results. Altria’s current stock price $50.75 and dividend yield 7.28 % (.90/share $3.60/year) pays a consistent dividend and has raised the dividend 56 times the past 52 years.

Blackstone Group Overview:
New York, January 27, 2022: Blackstone (NYSE:BX) today reported its fourth quarter and full year 2021 results. Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, “Blackstone’s fourth quarter results represented a remarkable finish to a record-breaking year. Our limited partners entrusted us with $270 billion of inflows in 2021, with assets under management rising 42% to $881 billion – our fastest growth rate in over a decade. Outstanding investment performance and the power of our brand are leading to share gains in multiple customer
channels, driving exceptional earnings momentum for our shareholders.”

Blackstone Group Dividend:

Blackstone has declared a quarterly dividend of $1.45 per share to record holders of common stock at the close of business on February 7, 2022. This dividend will be paid on February 14, 2022. 4th Quarter 2021 Blackstone Group paid $1.45/share or $8,791.65 based on 6,063.205 shares owned.

Altria Group Overview:

RICHMOND, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Altria Group, Inc. (Altria) (NYSE: MO) today reports its 2021 fourth-quarter and full-year business results and provides its 2022 full-year adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) guidance.

“Altria delivered outstanding results in 2021 across our businesses, including strong financial performance, progress toward our Vision and advancements in our ESG efforts,” said Billy Gifford, Altria’s Chief Executive Officer.

“We returned more than $8.1 billion in cash to shareholders in 2021 through dividends and share repurchases. This total represents the third-largest single-year cash return in Altria’s history and the largest annual return since 2002.”

“Our plans for the year ahead include a continuation of our strategy to balance earnings growth and shareholder returns with investments toward our Vision. We expect to deliver 2022 full-year adjusted diluted EPS in a range of $4.79 to $4.93, representing a growth rate of 4% to 7% from an adjusted diluted EPS base of $4.61 in 2021.”

Altria Group Dividend:

RICHMOND, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Altria Group, Inc. (Altria) (NYSE: MO) today announced that its Board of Directors declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.90 per share, payable on January 10, 2022 to shareholders of record as of December 23, 2021. The ex-dividend date is December 22, 2021.

The new annualized dividend rate is $3.60 per share, representing a yield of 7.4% based on Altria’s closing stock price of $48.65 on August 25, 2021.

The dividend increase reflects Altria’s intention to return a large amount of cash to shareholders in the form of dividends and is consistent with Altria’s long-term objective of a dividend payout ratio target of approximately 80% of its adjusted diluted earnings per share. This increase marks the 56th dividend increase in the past 52 years. 4th Quarter 2021 Altria Group paid $0.90/share or $9,473.65 based on 10,526.275 shares owned.

This is why Growth and Dividend stocks make good Money Sense. I will see you next quarter and report news and distribution.

2021 ARKANSAS CENTURY FARM INDUCTION CEREMONY | MARTIN TREE FARM

Picture of Martin Tree Farm Century Farm sign. Pictured Left: AR Governor Asa Hutchinson, Eobert Kyle Martin, Lindsey Paige Martin, Gerry Russell Martin, AR Secretary of Agriculture Wes Ward
Picture of Martin Tree Farm Century Farm sign November 5, 2021

Arkansas Century Farm Program Honors 32 Farm Families from 29 Counties


LITTLE ROCK, AR – Governor Asa Hutchinson was joined by Arkansas Secretary of Agriculture Wes Ward and the Arkansas Department of Agriculture in inducting 32 additional Arkansas farms into the Arkansas Century Farm Program November 5, 2021.

Agriculture is Arkansas’s largest industry, contributing more than $21 billion to the state’s economy annually
and providing one of every six jobs in the state. Arkansas consistently ranks in the top 25 nationally in the
production of more than 15 agricultural commodities.

526 farms are currently recognized as Arkansas Century Farms throughout the state. The 32 newly inducted
Century Farms are located in the following 29 counties: Arkansas, Benton, Boone, Bradley, Carroll, Clay,
Cleburne, Craighead, Dallas, Desha, Faulkner, Fulton, Garland, Hot Spring, Howard, Jackson, Jefferson,
Lawrence, Lonoke, Monroe, Nevada, Ouachita, Perry, Prairie, Pulaski, Scott, St. Francis, White, and Yell.

Martin Tree Farm owner Robert Kyle Martin of Texarkana, Arkansas was one of 32 inductees in the 2021 Century Farm Program. The 120 acre Loblolly Pine Tree Farm is located in Prescott, Arkansas in Nevada County. Martin Tree Farm was established in 1912 and has been in the family 109 years. Martin Tree Farm was certified by the Arkansas Forestry Commission Forest Stewardship in 2006. In 2013 Martin Tree Farm was third party audited earning American Tree Farm Certification (ATFS).

Century Farm Certificate
American Tree Farm System Certification
Forest Stewardship Certificate

If you have 10 acres or more of Forest land do you have what it takes to create a Family Legacy Tree Farm and leave an income stream to your heirs.

MY DIVIDEND REPORT – Q3 IN 2021

Welcome to My 3rd Quarter 2021 Dividend Report. This Report is dedicated to tracking my quarterly dividend income. Many of you already know I love Growth and Income stocks as a great way to beat inflation while companies pay you to wait while they execute there growth plans. My Goal is to average $5,666.66 / month or $17,000 / quarter in dividend income. 3rd Quarter 2021 I met my goal of $5,000 / month or $15,000 / quarter dividend income and I raised my goal to $5,666.66 / month or $17,000 / quarter dividend income.

3rd Quarter 2021 Dividend Income. Goal $5,666.66 / Month or $17,000 / Quarter

3rd Quarter 2021 Dividend Income

My dividend income is devised of investments in Altria (MO) in the Tobacco Industry and Blackstone Group (BX) in the Asset Management Industry. Blackstone Group current stock price $133.15 and dividend yield 2.67 % (.89/share $3.56/year) pays a fluctuating dividend based on company results. Altria’s current stock price $48.17 and dividend yield 7.47 % (.90/share $3.60/year) pays a consistent dividend and has raised the dividend 56 times the past 52 years.

Overview:
New York, October 21, 2021: Blackstone (NYSE:BX) today reported its third quarter 2021 results.
Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, “Today, Blackstone reported the best results in our 36-year history. Earnings increased dramatically, and all of our key financial and capital metrics reached record or near-record levels. Most importantly, we continue to deliver outstanding investment performance for our limited partners, with the third quarter capping our best twelve-month period for fund appreciation. Looking forward, we have more avenues for growth than ever before, and I believe we are in the early stages of a long-term acceleration of our business.”

Dividend:

Blackstone has declared a quarterly dividend of $1.09 per share to record holders of common stock at the close of business on November 1, 2021. This dividend will be paid on November 8, 2021. 3rd Quarter 2021 Blackstone Group paid $1.09/share or $6,608.89 based on 6,063.205 shares owned.

Overview: RICHMOND, Va., August 26, 2021–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Altria Group, Inc. (Altria) (NYSE: MO) announced that its Board of Directors voted to increase Altria’s regular quarterly dividend by 4.7% to $0.90 per share versus the previous rate of $0.86 per share. The quarterly dividend is payable on October 12, 2021 to shareholders of record as of September 15, 2021. The ex-dividend date is September 14, 2021.

The new annualized dividend rate is $3.60 per share, representing a yield of 7.4% based on Altria’s closing stock price of $48.65 on August 25, 2021.

The dividend increase reflects Altria’s intention to return a large amount of cash to shareholders in the form of dividends and is consistent with Altria’s long-term objective of a dividend payout ratio target of approximately 80% of its adjusted diluted earnings per share. This increase marks the 56th dividend increase in the past 52 years.

Dividend:
Altria Group has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.90 per share to record holders of Class A common stock at the close of business on September 15, 2021. This dividend will be paid on October 12, 2021. 3rd Quarter 2021 Altria Group paid $0.90/share or $9,473.65 based on 10,526.275 shares owned.

This is why Growth and Dividend stocks make good Money Sense. I will see you next quarter and report news and distribution.

MY DIVIDEND REPORT – Q2 IN 2021

Welcome to My 2nd Quarter 2021 Dividend Report. This Report is dedicated to tracking my quarterly dividend income. Many of you already know I love Growth and Income stocks as a great way to beat inflation while companies pay you to wait while they execute there growth plans. My Goal is to average $5,000/month or $15,000/quarter in dividend income.

2nd Quarter 2021 Dividend Income

My dividend income is devised of investments in Altria (MO) in the Tobacco Industry and Blackstone Group (BX) in the Asset Management Industry. Blackstone Group current stock price $114.36 and dividend yield 2.74 % (.755/share $3.02/year) pays a fluctuating dividend based on company results. Altria’s current stock price $47.26 and dividend yield 7.23 % (.86/share $3.44/year) pays a consistent dividend and has raised the dividend 54 times the past 50 years.

 Dividend:

July 22,2021:

Blackstone has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.70 per share to record holders of common stock at the close of business on August 2, 2021. This dividend will be paid on August 9, 2021.

2nd Quarter 2021 Blackstone paid $0.70/share or $4,244.24 based on 6,063.205 shares owned.

Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, “Blackstone again reported outstanding
results in the second quarter, including our best-ever quarter of fund appreciation. Strong investment performance and our culture of innovation have allowed us to meaningfully broaden the clients we serve, including individual investors and insurance companies, and the types of investments we can make. The result is 21% year-over-year growth in total assets under management to a record $684 billion and continued elevation in the power and quality of Blackstone’s earnings.”

Dividend:
May 21, 2021: Altria Group (MO) has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.86 per share to record holders of Class A common stock at the close of business on June 14, 2021. This dividend will be paid on July 9, 2021. 2nd Quarter 2021 Altria Group paid $0.86/share or $9,052.60 based on 10,526.275 shares owned.

RICHMOND, Va. – July 29, 2021 – Altria Group, Inc. (Altria) (NYSE: MO) today reports its 2021 secondquarter and first-half business results and narrows its 2021 full-year adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS)
guidance. “Altria delivered outstanding results in the second quarter, thanks to the continued strength of our
tobacco businesses and the hard work of our highly talented employees,” said Billy Gifford, Altria’s Chief
Executive Officer. “Our teams have continued their commitment to Moving Beyond SmokingTM by deepening their understanding of adult tobacco consumer preferences, expanding the awareness and availability of our smoke-free product portfolio, and amplifying our voice on harm reduction within the scientific and public health communities.” “With our strong financial performance in the first half, we have raised the lower end of our full-year 2021 adjusted diluted EPS guidance range and now expect full-year adjusted diluted EPS to be in the range of $4.56 to $4.62, representing a growth rate of 4.5% to 6% from a $4.36 base in 2020. This updated guidance reflects continued confidence in our tobacco businesses, investments in smoke-free products and the expected impact of the recently announced agreement to sell our Ste. Michelle Wine Estates business.

This is why Growth and Dividend stocks make good Money Sense. I will see you next quarter and report news and distribution.

INVEST IN YOUR LAND | TREE FARMIMG 2021

Growing up in South Arkansas I always enjoyed visiting my grandparents. We would get up early in the morning eat a hearty breakfast and work outside and in the garden. We would come inside by noon eat a healthy lunch and Fishing in the evening. As we trekked down in the bottom land, we would cross Family Forest land that had a natural stand of Pine Trees and Hardwoods. My Grandfather would tell me how it provided them an income stream for a comfortable retirement. He told me he always wanted to manage the forest but wanted to leave it for generations to provide them extra income to live life more comfortably. I never forgot what he said and years later it made Money Sense. Invest in your land Tree Farming.

After my grandparents passed away, my mother who was an only child, inherited the family property. My mother and father sold off 240 acres and cut timber on 120 acres and then in 1997 passed on the 120 acres to myself, brother and sister. My brother and I bought my sister out, and years later I bought my brother out and now own the 120-acre Family Forest. In the year 2000 we had a serious ice storm and a lot of the young pine trees were damaged. Wondering what to do next, I remembered what my grandfather always wanted was to manage the land. So, my Tree Farming experience started.

I contacted my District Forester, I was in District 4 in South Arkansas, a Forestry Consultant and we assessed the property what best to do next. Their recommendation was to cut the remaining Timber, clear the property and reinvest the proceeds. They also recommended I sign up through the Arkansas Forestry Commission Stewardship Program and they would create a management plan with Technical advice to manage my property. This at no cost to the landowner. I cut the remaining Timber about $27,648 and reinvested about $19,167 back into 46 acres that was damaged. After harvesting the remaining Timber, I hired a contractor to shear, and rake, the 46 acres to prepare it for planting. They left the remaining tops and debris in wind rows to be burned. We were unable to burn due it being in the winter wet season. The remaining 74 acres was left to grow as is. After my management plan was completed in 2001, I began to follow it per the Technical expertise of Forestry experts. The Forestry Stewardship Management Plan was written by the Arkansas Forestry Commission District Forester with assistance from Consulting Forester, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. The Management Plan specified I clear and replant the damaged 46 acres and leave the remaining 74 as is but recommended I spray by helicopter an Herbaceous spray to control understory competition and release of Pine production. Then hand plant 29,250 1st or 2nd generation improved Loblolly Pine at 7 x 10 foot spacing (622 trees per acre). Planting to be done in the months December through March. Here’s my journey and costs:

Tree Farm Practices
 

As you can see from the chart above, I received $27,648 from the harvest and clear cut of the 46-acre ice storm damaged acres. Paid consultant $2,211 8% commission, ordered 29,250 2nd Generation improved Loblolly Pine seedlings $1,404 (.048 cents/1,000), hired contractor to single pass site prep by Helicopter 15 GPA, 36 oz chopper, 4 oz Oust Extra, 8 oz Sunset for competition control and pine release, completed heavy mechanical site prep $8,100 $105/ac Shear, 85/ac Rake, and hired contractor to hand plant 29,250 2nd Gen Pine seedlings $1,932. My total costs were $19,167 but it made Money Sense.

The $8,100 spent was costly but as I look back today, it was well worth the money since the 46-acre tract is in shape to be efficiently managed for years to come. It enabled me to have a high 90+ % survival rate as reported by my County Forester after the 1st year of growth and maximized the maximum number of Loblolly Pine trees to grow on the tract. My management plan recommended I sign up with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) for potential cost share practices. I recommend you do this because I received a 50 % cost share reimbursement of $2,760 for the Single Pass Site Prep competition control and pine release. When you sign up with NRCS they will rank you based on completed qualified practices with other landowners and Federal money available as an incentive for landowners to be good stewards.

Based on the soil sample of my management plan the soil has good potential for Loblolly Pine (Site Index 96). I plan to predominately plant Loblolly Pine on the 120-acre Tree Farm.

After completing planting 29,250 seedlings on the 46-acre tract in January 2004 and spraying for competition control and pine release the survival rate was high 90+ %. I then went away and let it grow only doing a yearly walk of the land to monitor growth. After completing the practices in my management plan, I was audited and received Forest Stewardship Certification and a sign to post on my Property.

 

My District Forester forwarded my information to the American Tree Farm System (ATFS). I was 3rd party audited for completing my practices per the ATFS Standards of Sustainability and received ATFS Tree Farm Certification and sign in 2013.

I stayed in contact with my Forestry Consultant in January 2019 and after 15 years it was time to thin the 46-acre planted tract and clear cut the remaining 74 acres. Pulpwood and saw log prices have been depressed for years but you have to make business decisions and cut pulpwood and sawtimber or risk detrimental effects of overgrowth and lack of sunlight understory. I received $9.50 per ton for the pulpwood and $29.00 per ton for the saw logs. You hope that markets and prices will be there when time to cut but you still have to manage the land no matter the price. I am hoping for a better market in the years to come since I will have utility poles on the 46-acre tract at final cut which bring a premium price. It does payoff to be certified since it opens you up to more markets for certified wood and they usually pay a better price for your wood.

As of February 2019, my logger began thinning my 46-acre tract and completed clearcutting the remaining 74-acre tract July 2020 due to Covid-19 shutting mills down and also due to rains and wet weather. I generated a nice income stream and will replant the 74-acre tract. I plan to plant the 74-acre tract with 3rd Gen improved Loblolly Pine from the Arkansas Forestry Commission and compare to the 2nd Gen planted on the 46 acres for cost comparisons. You must continually assess, manage, and improve your land.

I contacted my District 4 Forester to update my Forest Management Plan. In April 2020 my updated management plan was completed. Here is the Management Plan recommendations:

RECOMMENDATIONS

70 acres total, 66 acres treated, 5 acres Stream Management Zone

Activity CodeActivityComponentQuantityUnitDate Planned
  Order Loblolly Pine Seedlings (622 TPA)41,052Each7/2020
490Tree/Shrub Site PrepChemical Aerial66Acres10/2020
612Plant Pine, Bare RootMachine Plant Genetically Improved Loblolly Pine 7’ x 10’ spacing (622 TPA)  41,052Each1/2021
  • Machine plant genetically improved Loblolly Pine 7’x10’ spacing.
  • All figures are estimates on total tract size, the final numbers may vary on vendor invoices.
  • Order improved loblolly pine seedling early July 2020. Here's my current journey and costs:

Of the Timber income $64,922, I reinvested $10,159 back into the 70 acres that was clear-cut. I Paid the Forestry Consultant (Brandon Chandler Neil Forestry Consultants Magnolia, AR) $6,492 10% commission. In May 2020 I ordered 41,000 3rd Gen Loblolly Pine seedlings from Arkansas Forestry Commission at a cost of $2,460. Then in October 2020, hired Nutrien Ag Solutions (Greg Hay Reforestation Advisor) to aerial spray site prep 20 oz/ac Imazpyr, 128 oz Glycophosphate, 2 oz Detail. 4 oz Metasulfuron Methyl, 20 oz Conquer, 13.67 oz Water H2O @ $3,799 for Herbaceous weed control and pine release. In March 2021 contractor Dick Cayce Timber LLC machine planted 41,000 3rd generation improved Loblolly Pine at 7 x 10 foot spacing (622 trees per acre) at a cost of $3,900.

On 6/19/2021, I cruised the 120-acre Tree Farm to assess the 41,000 3rd Gen pine seedlings planted in March 2021. They appear to be well established with lots of new growth and well on their way to become saw logs or poles. My future plan is to use this aggressive approach to site preparation and high quality genetics to pine seedling selection to reach pine poles outcomes and maximum cost per ton. Pine poles bring consistently $60 to $80 per ton and prices do not fluctuate like pulpwood and saw timber prices. I will continue to update my Tree Farming journey and keep readers abreast of ups and downs as I pursue the more stringent criteria of growing transmission poles. My next practice will be in 5 – 8 years when I will potentially have my first final cut of transmission poles on my 46-acre tract planted in 2004 and thinned in 2019. Enjoy the video of Martin Tree Farm below:

If you have 10 acres or more of Forest land do you have what it takes to create a Family Legacy Tree Farm and leave an income stream to your heirs.

MY DIVIDEND REPORT – Q1 IN 2021

Welcome to My 1st Quarter 2021 Dividend Report. This Report is dedicated to tracking my quarterly dividend income. Many of you already know I love Growth and Income stocks as a great way to beat inflation while companies pay you to wait while they execute there growth plans. My Goal is to average $5,000/month or $15,000/quarter in dividend income.

1st Quarter 2021 Dividend Income

My dividend income is devised of investments in Altria (MO) in the Tobacco Industry and Blackstone Group (BX) in the Asset Management Industry. Blackstone Group current stock price $82.93 and dividend yield 2.81 % (.6725/share $2.69/year) pays a fluctuating dividend based on company results. Altria’s current stock price $47.26 and dividend yield 7.23 % (.86/share $3.44/year) pays a consistent dividend and has raised the dividend 54 times the past 50 years.

 Dividend:

April 22,2021: Blackstone has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.82 per share to record holders of common stock at the close of business on May 3, 2021. This dividend will be paid on May 10, 2021. 1st Quarter 2021 Blackstone paid $0.82/share or $4,971.83 based on 6,063.205 shares owned.

Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, “Blackstone reported another exceptional quarter. We continue to deliver on our core mission of generating outstanding returns for investors. Our brand is powering robust growth, increasingly in perpetual capital strategies, and driving an important shift toward more recurring earnings. We ended the quarter with record assets under management of $649 billion, up 21% year-over-year.

Dividend:
January 28, 2021: Altria Group (MO) has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.86 per share to record holders of Class A common stock at the close of business on November 9, 2020. This dividend will be paid on November 16, 2020. 4th Quarter 2020 Altria Group paid $0.86/share or $9,052.60 based on 10,526.275 shares owned.

RICHMOND, Va. – January 28, 2021 – Altria Group, Inc. (Altria) (NYSE: MO) today reports its 2020 fourth quarter and full-year business results, provides guidance for 2021 full-year adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) and announces that its Board of Directors (Board) has authorized a new $2 billion share repurchase program. “Altria delivered outstanding results in 2020 and managed through the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Billy Gifford, Altria’s Chief Executive Officer. “Our tobacco businesses were resilient and we made steady progress toward our 10-year Vision to responsibly transition adult smokers to a noncombustible future.” “Our plans for the year ahead include accelerating investments in support of our 10-year Vision, which we expect to fund through the continued financial strength of our tobacco businesses. We expect to deliver 2021 full year adjusted diluted EPS in a range of $4.49 to $4.62, representing a growth rate of 3% to 6% from an adjusted diluted EPS base of $4.36 in 2020.”

This is why Growth and Dividend stocks make good Money Sense. I will see you next quarter and report news and distribution.

MY DIVIDEND REPORT – Q4 IN 2020

Welcome to My 4th Quarter 2020 Dividend Report. This Report is dedicated to tracking my quarterly dividend income. Many of you already know I love Growth and Income stocks as a great way to beat inflation while companies pay you to wait while they execute there growth plans. My Goal is to average $5,000/month or $15,000/quarter in dividend income.

4th Quarter 2020 Dividend Income

My dividend income is devised of investments in Altria (MO) in the Tobacco Industry and Blackstone Group (BX) in the Asset Management Industry. Blackstone Group current stock price $65.37 and dividend yield 3.46 % (.565/share $2.26/year) pays a fluctuating dividend based on company results. Altria’s current stock price $42.74 and dividend yield 8.23 % (.86/share $3.44/year) pays a consistent dividend and has raised the dividend 54 times the past 50 years.

 Dividend: Blackstone (BX) has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.96 / share to record holders of class A common stock at the close of business on February 8, 2021. This dividend will be paid on February 16, 2021. 4th quarter Blackstone paid $0.96 / share or $5,820.68 based on 6,063.205 shares owned. Record holders of Class A common stock at the close of business on February 8, 2021. This dividend will be paid on February 16, 2021.

January 27, 2021: Blackstone (NYSE:BX) today reported its fourth quarter and full year 2020 results. Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, “Blackstone achieved record results in the fourth quarter. Despite the highly challenged economic backdrop in 2020, we continued to deliver differentiated investment performance for our limited partners, leading to nearly $100 billion of capital inflows – the fourth consecutive year at this level or better. Looking forward, we have an extraordinary range of growth initiatives across every area of the firm, with an increasing focus on perpetual capital. The firm ended 2020 in a position of strength and we have great confidence in the path ahead.”

Dividend:
January 28, 2021:Altria Group (MO) has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.86 per share to record holders of Class A common stock at the close of business on November 9, 2020. This dividend will be paid on November 16, 2020. 4th Quarter 2020 Altria Group paid $0.86/share or $9,052.60 based on 10,526.275 shares owned.

RICHMOND, Va. – January 28, 2021 – Altria Group, Inc. (Altria) (NYSE: MO) today reports its 2020 fourth quarter and full-year business results, provides guidance for 2021 full-year adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) and announces that its Board of Directors (Board) has authorized a new $2 billion share repurchase program. “Altria delivered outstanding results in 2020 and managed through the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Billy Gifford, Altria’s Chief Executive Officer. “Our tobacco businesses were resilient and we made steady progress toward our 10-year Vision to responsibly transition adult smokers to a noncombustible future.” “Our plans for the year ahead include accelerating investments in support of our 10-year Vision, which we expect to fund through the continued financial strength of our tobacco businesses. We expect to deliver 2021 full year adjusted diluted EPS in a range of $4.49 to $4.62, representing a growth rate of 3% to 6% from an adjusted diluted EPS base of $4.36 in 2020.”

This is why Growth and Dividend stocks make good Money Sense. I will see you next quarter and report news and distribution.

MY DIVIDEND REPORT – Q3 IN 2020

Welcome to My 3rd Quarter 2020 Dividend Report. This Report is dedicated to tracking my quarterly dividend income. Many of you already know I love Growth and Income stocks as a great way to beat inflation while companies pay you to wait while they execute there growth plans. My Goal is to average $5,000/month or $15,000/quarter in dividend income.

3rd Quarter 2020 Dividend Income

My dividend income is devised of investments in Altria (MO) in the Tobacco Industry and Blackstone Group (BX) in the Asset Management Industry. Blackstone Group current stock price $51.87 and dividend yield 3.59 % (.47/share $1.86/year) pays a fluctuating dividend based on company results. Altria’s current stock price $37.17 and dividend yield 8.92 % (.86/share $3.44/year) pays a consistent dividend and has raised the dividend 54 times the past 50 years.

 Dividend:
Blackstone has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.54 per share to record holders of Class A common stock at the close of business on November 9, 2020. This dividend will be paid on November 16, 2020. 3rd Quarter 2020 Blackstone Group paid $0.54/share or $3,274.13 based on 6,063.205 shares owned. Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, “Blackstone reported excellent results in the third quarter, characterized by strong investment performance and earnings growth. We are also seeing positive forward momentum in both realizations and deployment. We remain the partner of choice for limited partners globally, who face a challenging investment environment of historically low interest rates. As the pandemic continues to disrupt the global economy and society at large, our people remain unwavering in their dedication to serving our clients.”

Dividend:
Altria Group has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.54 per share to record holders of Class A common stock at the close of business on November 9, 2020. This dividend will be paid on November 16, 2020. 3rd Quarter 2020 Altria Group paid $0.86/share or $9,052.60 based on 10,526.275 shares owned.

Altria Group, Inc. (Altria) (NYSE: MO) today announces its 2020 third quarter and nine-months business results and narrows its 2020 adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) guidance.
“Altria continued to demonstrate its resilience during the third quarter while navigating the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Billy Gifford, Altria’s Chief Executive Officer. “In the third quarter, our tobacco businesses delivered strong financial performance once again and we continued to make progress against our 10-year Vision.” “Based on our year-to-date results and insight into an additional quarter of ABI earnings contributions, we’re narrowing our full-year 2020 adjusted diluted EPS guidance by raising the lower end of the range. We now expect to deliver adjusted diluted EPS in a range of $4.30 to $4.38, representing a growth rate of 2% to 4% from an adjusted diluted EPS base of $4.21 in 2019.”

This is why Growth and Dividend stocks make good Money Sense. I will see you next quarter and report news and distribution.