Yoho Supports USDA Decision to Waive EFRP Onsite Inspections
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL) released the following statement upon being notified about the USDA’s decision to waive onsite inspections for the Emergency Forestry Restoration Program (EFRP) for counties affected by Hurricane Michael.
“I support the USDA’s recent announcement to waive the requirement for on-site staff inspections for the Emergency Forest Restoration Program (EFRP). Following Hurricane Michael, large swaths of Florida’s panhandle and surrounding counties were left devastated. The large amounts of fallen timber on private land is substantial and needs to be addressed to prevent pest infestation and potential wildfires. Landowners affected by Hurricane Michael need an expedited process, so they can salvage this fallen timber and rehabilitate their land as quickly as possible. I applaud the USDA and their effort to make this happen. Anyone needing assistance should visit their local FSA office.”