Q: How do I know if my timber harvesting or timber hauling business is eligible for PATHH?
PATHH will support timber harvesting and timber hauling businesses that experienced a loss of at least 10 percent gross revenue from January 1 through December 1, 2020, compared to the same period in 2019. You can calculate your loss in revenue using the following formula, where both years reflect gross revenue from January 1 through December 1:
Percent Revenue Loss = ((2019 Gross Revenue – 2020 Gross Revenue) / 2019 Gross Revenue) x 100
Additional eligibility requirements include deriving at least 50 percent of gross revenue from cutting timber, hauling timber, and/or producing wood chips on forest land during the above time periods and confirmation of North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes, among others. Visit farmers.gov/pathh for a full list of program eligibility requirements.
Q: My timber harvesting or timber hauling business was not in operation for the duration of January 1, 2019 through December 1, 2019 and/or January 1, 2020 through December 1, 2020. How will this impact my eligibility and the calculation of my gross revenue?
To be eligible for PATHH, applicants must have been in operation as a timber harvesting business or timber hauling business for at least part of the periods from January 1, 2019, through December 1, 2019, and January 1, 2020, through December 1, 2020. USDA will adjust your gross revenue proportionally if you did not operate during the entire period for one or both years.