USDA Announces Assistance For Timber Businesses Impacted By Pandemic

On Tuesday, the USDA announced it is providing up to $200 million to provide relief to timber businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. According to the Department, harvesting and timber hauling businesses that have experienced losses due to COVID-19 are eligible for the Pandemic Assistance for Producers Initiative. Loggers and truckers can apply for assistance […]

Christiansen We Need To Treat More Forrest Acres

To better contain and suppress wildfire activity the U.S. Forest Service says her department has to treat more land and “up their game”. Chief, Vicki Christiansen recently said between two to three acres of national forest land are treated for wildfire prevention annually. She added, even with strategic planning of treatment in selected fire sheds, […]

AgForestry Announces Class 42

The Agriculture and Forestry Education Foundation has selected its 42nd AgForestry Leadership Class.  Each year a variety of people from across the state of Washington, from across Ag, Forestry and Natural Resources are selected for an 18-month leadership and development program.  Program Manager Matt Kloes said public speaking is emphasized, but that’s not the only […]