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Idaho school, road districts to receive timber payments

     According to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, more than $323 million will be paid to 41 states and Puerto Rico in two distributions to support local schools and roads as part of the Congressional one-year reauthorization of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act.

     “These payments are part of the Department of Agriculture’s long-standing commitment to rural communities, schools and American youth,” said Vilsack. “Our century-long support of America’s public schools and roads is one of many ways in which the Forest Service, as a good neighbor and partner, contributes to rural communities becoming self-sustaining and prosperous.”

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