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Disaster-Aid Program Explained

Dan Economy

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced that agricultural producers affected by natural disasters in 2018 and 2019 can apply for disaster assistance through the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus. Richard Fordyce, administrator of USDA’s Farm Service Agency, explains who may be eligible for the new program. Fordyce also explains the disaster program’s payment limitation provisions. A list …

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Other USDA Disaster-Recovery Assistance

Dan Economy, USDA-NRCS

This week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that agricultural producers affected by natural disasters in 2018 and 2019 can apply for assistance through the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+). But due to the fact grazing and livestock losses, other than milk losses, are covered by other disaster-recovery programs, those losses are not eligible for WHIP+. But …

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Alabama Counties Eligible for WHIP+

Dan Alabama, Economy

Earlier this week, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that agricultural producers affected by natural disasters in 2018 and 2019 can apply for assistance through the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+). The announcement was made at the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) annual meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries …

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WHIP Signup Ends Friday

Dan Economy

Efforts continue to help Southeast producers affected by Hurricane Michael. But at the same time, the U.S. Department of Agriculture wants to remind producers affected by hurricanes and wildfires last year, signup for assistance through the 2017 Wildfires and Hurricanes Indemnity Program ends this Friday, Nov. 16. Farm Service Agency Administrator Richard Fordyce says producers need to sign up now if …

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How to Find Out More about WHIP

Dan Economy

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) wants to remind producers affected by hurricanes and wildfires in 2017 that sign up for assistance through the 2017 Wildfires and Hurricanes Indemnity Program (2017 WHIP) ends November 16. Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator, Richard Fordyce, lists the four areas of the country that are estimated to have had the greatest impact from wildfires …

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WHIP Signup Ends Next Week

Dan Alabama, Economy, Florida, Georgia

As agricultural producers across parts of Alabama, Florida and Georgia continue to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) wants to remind producers affected by hurricanes and wildfires last year that signup for assistance through the 2017 Wildfires and Hurricanes Indemnity Program (2017 WHIP) ends Nov. 16, 2018. Eligible crops, trees, bushes or vines, …

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WHIP Signup Officially Open

Dan Cattle, Field Crops, Forestry, Industry News Release

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that agricultural producers affected by hurricanes and wildfires in 2017 now may apply for assistance to help recover and rebuild their farming operations. Signup begins July 16, 2018, and continues through November 16, 2018. “Hurricanes and wildfires caused billions of dollars in losses to America’s farmers last year. Our objective is to get relief funds …

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Perdue on Timing of Disaster Funds

Dan Economy

This 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, …