KFIA is here for our members and anyone affected by the recent tornadoes. Many members are in areas of complete devastation and are digging out of the rubble. We have contacted a number of members and most of the our member manufacturing facilities that we are aware of sustained minimal damage. We are also moved by the many KFIA members that are offering assistance in local communities through use of both equipment and manpower to help with recovery efforts. We have had several people contact the KFIA office inquiring how they can help the affected areas, according to the local Officials they are currently in need of monetary donations or gift cards to help the families. ...
Prestigious Award for “From the Woods Today” : The weekly webcast from the University of Kentucky Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, recently won national accolade. Presented by the National Woodland Owners Association and the National Association of Forest Resources Programs, the Individual Project Award focuses on exemplary educational programming responses to the 2020 pandemic. Click here to read the full story. Also see links to the webcast in the previously reported but ongoing section Click here....
The Fall Meeting of the Ohio Lumber Drying Association is scheduled for November 11 & 12 in Lexington Kentucky at the Embassy Suites. For more information on the meeting click HERE to download the registration form. ...
KFIA Member Powell Valley Millwork located in Clay City, KY was recently interviewed by WKYT in Lexington to discuss the impact from the pandemic. Click on the link to view the video from the news broadcast. ...
Loggers and timber hauling businesses who have experienced losses due to COVID-19 are eligible to apply for new pandemic assistance through USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) July 22 through Oct. 15, 2021.The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is providing up to $200 million to provide relief to loggers and truckers through the Pandemic Assistance for Timber Harvesters and Haulers program (PATHH) which is administered by FSA in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service. To find a local FSA office, loggers and truckers can visit www.farmers.gov/service-locator. They can also call 877-508-8364 to speak directly with a USDA employee ready to offer assistance....