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Perdue on Timing of Disaster Funds

Dan Economy

disasterThis week, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced new details on eligibility for that new USDA disaster program, 2017 Wildfires and Hurricanes Indemnity Program, or 2017 WHIP. These dollars will help producers with recovery of their agricultural operations in at least nine states with hurricane damage and states impacted by wildfire. In a statement, Secretary Perdue said “At President Trump’s direction, our team is working as quickly as possible to make this new program available to farmers in need.” So in a phone interview this morning, Southeast AgNet asked Perdue once a producer is determined eligible, how long will it take for them to receive funding?

Perdue on Timing of Disaster Funds