Pandemic aid for loggers

WASHINGTON — 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 beginning Thursday through Oct. 15.

Timber harvesting and hauling businesses that have experienced a gross revenue loss of at least 10% during the period of Jan. 1 and Dec. 1, 2020, compared to the period of Jan. 1 and Dec. 1, 2019, are encouraged to apply.

The maximum amount that a person or legal entity may receive directly is $125,000.

For more information on how to apply, go to farmers.gov/pathh.

Potential applicants can also call 877-508-8364 for more information.


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