Louisiana Treasurer John Schroder was on tour in Central and North Louisiana on Tuesday to promote the Louisiana Logger Relief Program.
The program is designed to help loggers who suffered losses due to the Wuhan virus COVID-19 pandemic. Logging businesses that sustained a loss of 10 percent or greater in 2020, compared to 2019, could be eligible to get up to $25,000.
Schroder visited the Doggett Machinery shop in Alexandria on his first stop. Alvin Robinson Logging was to receive the promotional check at Tuesday morning's event; however, he was trying to beat the rain and harvest hardwood tracts. On hand for this morning's event was Schroder, Doggett Machinery General Manager Mark Byrd, Louisiana Logging Council Logger Training Coordinator Gracee Texada and Louisiana Forestry Association Executive Director Buck Vandersteen.
To find out more, download the state Treasury's PDF in the link below, which explains in greater detail how the program works and how to apply. Or you can go to www.latreasury.com/screens-loggers or call 225-219-2363.