Georgia Forestry Commission offering financial aid

(CORDELE, Ga) – The Georgia Forestry Commission is offering financial help to those who suffered timber losses in 2018.

The commission has been speaking about the Timber Tax Credit in several counties across South Georgia since a farmer’s meeting at the University of Georgia-Tifton campus in early March.

Farmers can be reimbursed for any timber or crops such as pecans that were lost due to Michael in October.

Funding can be given to anyone who was affected by Michael in more than two dozen counties across South Georgia.

In a Q&A session Wednesday night, Scott Griffin from the Georgia Forestry Commission told those in attendance, “This is really an unprecedented disaster assistance by the state. It shows that our state sees the importance of forestry and agriculture to the state of Georgia.”

The Forestry Commission will keep applications for the timber tax credit open until May 31st. If you would like to apply for the tax credit, you can visit their website at the Georgia Forestry Commission’s website