WHIP+ Available To Help Klamath Basin Farmers

For many across the Northwest, 2021 is turning out to be a dry year. When it comes to addressing drought and water supply concerns here in the west, House Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack recently told a House Ag Committee.

“We’ll continue to look at the full range of resources that we have under the various programs to provide help and assistance to farmers as they struggle through a very difficult time.”

Among those efforts, the availability of up to $10 million, announced Wednesday, to help Klamath Basin farmers impacted by worsening drought conditions. The assistance through WHIP+ will provide Oregon and California block grant funding for payments to producers impacted by drought losses in 2018 and 2019.

For additional details about WHIP+ and eligibility for Klamath Basin producers, contact your local FSA Office or visit the USDA’s Website.

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