Timber-use loans ready Loans for timber use ready

SALIDA — Upper Arkansas area businesses that harvest, use or market beetle-killed pine timber can qualify for financial lending assistance due to new state funding. Loan funds were established by State House Bill 1199, paving the way for the state Forest Service and its partners to establish a Forest Business Loan Fund program. Loans are available to businesses that use timber and wood products harvested from beetle-killed pine tree stands, including those projects that address beetle-kill tree thinning for wildfire risk reduction.

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