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Loggers Included In New USDA Initiative

Loggers and log haulers are included in a new $6 billion effort to reach a broader set of agricultural producers than COVID-19 relief programs implemented last year, said U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) Sec. Tom Vilsack in late March. Vilsack’s statement introduced a...

USDA Working To Build Logger Relief Program

Officials with the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) are working to develop a program to disburse $200 million in Loggers Relief funds as part of the federal COVID Relief Act signed in December, and some logging associations are doing surveys to provide more...
American Loggers Council Cancels 2020 Annual Meeting

American Loggers Council Cancels 2020 Annual Meeting

With low registrations to date, and an indication by many of the meeting’s sponsors regarding policies restricting travel, some until January 2021, the American Loggers Council (ALC) has made the decision to cancel the 2020 Annual Meeting, scheduled for September...

UGA Truck Research: Safer On Interstates

Research by the University of Georgia’s Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources shows that log hauling and trucking operations are inherently safer when able to use interstate highway routes as much as possible. The findings bolster support for the federal...
Western Star Hosts ALC Summer Board Meeting

Western Star Hosts ALC Summer Board Meeting

Western Star Trucks recognizes “time is money” for every logger. For over 50 years, the company has built their heavy duty trucks by hand, one at a time, to ensure every truck is built to last on mountainous logging operations. Western Star also has a long history of...