Softwood Timber Program Loan Law and Legal Definition

According to 7 CFR 761.2 [Title 7 – Agriculture, Subtitle B - Regulations of the Department of Agriculture, Chapter VII - Farm Service Agency, Department of Agriculture, Subchapter D - Special Programs, Part 761 - General Program Administration, Subpart A - General Provisions], Softwood Timber Program loan was available to eligible financially distressed borrowers who would take marginal land, including highly erodible land, out of production of agricultural commodities other than the production of softwood timber. ST loans are no longer available, however, such outstanding loans are serviced by the Agency.