Examining U.S. Ag Disaster Relief Programs Jun 9, 2022

🕔Jun 9, 2022
Since 2017, disaster payments have been made available to crop producers through programs called Wildfires and Hurricanes Protection (WHIP) program, WHIP Plus (WHIP+) program, and Emergency Relief Program (ERP). Given […]

USDA Announces Disaster Assistance for 2020 and 2021 May 16, 2022

🕔May 16, 2022
Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a $6 billion Emergency Relief Program (ERP), the new disaster recovery assistance program for agricultural producers. Funding for ERP was provided by Congress as […]

Ag Disaster Aid Added to Funding Bill – DTN Oct 1, 2021

🕔Oct 1, 2021
Farmers and ranchers whose operations were struck by natural disasters in 2020 or 2021 will receive new aid relief as part of a $10 billion provision added to the government […]

House Ag Committee Advances Disaster Aid – DTN Jul 29, 2021

🕔Jul 29, 2021
The House Agriculture Committee on Tuesday advanced a bill to provide as much as $8.5 billion in supplemental disaster aid for farmers and ranchers who faced disaster both in 2020 […]

USDA Announces Oct. 30 Deadline to Submit Wildfire, Hurricane Disaster Assistance Applications Oct 12, 2020

🕔Oct 12, 2020
The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, as the deadline to submit applications for the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program – Plus (WHIP+) for 2018 and […]

Some Ag Aid Relief in Iowa – DTN Sep 4, 2020

🕔Sep 4, 2020
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue used the trip to Iowa to declare 18 counties in the state as disaster areas for agriculture, allowing farmers hit by the derecho on Aug. 10 […]

Disaster Bill May Be Needed for Recent Events, Says Perdue – DTN Sep 2, 2020

🕔Sep 2, 2020
Congress will need to decide whether to expand USDA’s disaster program to cover more recent disasters such as Hurricane Laura and the Midwest derecho storm, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said […]

Illinois: What Aid Can Farmers Expect from WHIP+? Apr 23, 2020

🕔Apr 23, 2020
Producers who experienced yield losses due to drought or excess moisture in 2019 may be eligible for disaster assistance through the United States Department of Agriculture Wildfires and Hurricane Indemnity […]

USDA Opens Wildfires and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus Feb 28, 2020

🕔Feb 28, 2020
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced additional disaster assistance available to agricultural producers, including producers impacted by drought and excess moisture as well as sugar beet growers. Through […]

Texas: Disaster Relief for Crop Losses Due to 2018, 19 Droughts Jan 24, 2020

🕔Jan 24, 2020
Recent passage of a Congressional act may bring relief to farmers who experienced crop losses due to drought in 2018 and 2019. In December 2019, Congress passed the FY2020 Further […]

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