WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Neal Dunn (FL-02) thanks Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue for releasing block grants to aid timber producers devastated by 2018 disasters. Hurricane Michael caused more than $3 billion in agricultural losses and devasted the timber industry.
“After Hurricane Michael hit our district, I made it a priority to help our timber farmers and forest landowners recover from the loss of 72 million tons of timber. Our Florida foresters are our best environmental stewards, and their livelihood depends on smart and sustainable conservation practices,” said Dr. Dunn. “These block grants will provide much-needed relief. I want to thank Governor Ron DeSantis and Secretary Perdue for their help ensuring that the necessary resources flow to North Florida. This is another huge step towards recovery.”