Funds available for storm-damaged forests

U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency in Michigan announced St. Joseph County residents who are owners of non-industrial, private forests damaged by the series of storms last August are encouraged to apply for the Emergency Forest Restoration Program for cost-share assistance in restoring their disaster-damaged forest.

The application deadline is May 13.

Tim Boring, Farm Service Agency director in Michigan, said well-functioning forests provide innumerable environmental and ecological benefits. He further noted programs such as EFRP are only one example of USDA’s many efforts to support rural Michigan.

EFRP, administered by USDA Farm Service Agency, provides payments to eligible owners of nonindustrial private forest land in order to carry out emergency measures to restore land damaged by a natural disaster.

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