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USDA offering relief for timber businesses

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is providing up to $200 million to provide relief to timber harvesting and timber hauling businesses that have experienced losses due to COVID-19 as part of USDA’s Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative. Loggers and truckers can apply for assistance through USDA’s Farm Service Agency through Oct. 15.

The Pandemic Assistance for Timber Harvesters and Haulers program is administered by FSA in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service. The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, authorized this assistance for the timber industry. Timber harvesting and hauling businesses that have experienced a gross revenue loss of at least 10 percent between Jan. 1 and Dec. 1, 2020, compared to the same period in 2019 are encouraged to apply.

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