USDA Offers WHIP+ Assistance for Qualified Producers

Agricultural produces that were hurt by natural disasters in 2018 and 2019 may be eligible for Federal Assistance.  Disaster losses must be from the primary counties in the declared disaster areas.  The assistance is available through the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+). Signup for this U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program will begin Sept. 11, 2019.

Farm Service Agency Administrator Richard Fordyce explains:

Fordyce explains what type of disaster qualifies.

WHIP+ benefits will be subject to a payment limitation of either $125,000 or $250,000 per crop year, depending upon their verified average adjusted gross income.

Those wanting more information should contact their local USDA or FSA office.  In Livingston County, call 646-6220.

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