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 […]

Western Representatives Call For Reauthorization Of WHIP+

On Tuesday, Washington Representative Dan Newhouse, Oregon’s Peter DeFazio, joined California reps Mike Thompson, Barbara Lee and Jimmy Panetta to reintroduce the WHIP+ Reauthorization Act. This bipartisan bill introduced by Members from West Coast states hit hard by wildfires this summer and fall. The proposal reactivates the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+) for 2020 […]

Lawmakers Seek Reauthorization of WHIP for 2020 Wildfires

A Group of Representatives from Western states, including Central Washington’s Dan Newhouse, introduced a bill last week to reauthorize the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus, known as WHIP+, for 2020 natural disasters. The WHIP+ program offers critical assistance to agricultural producers, including grapegrowers, whose crops were impacted by smoke taint. WHIP+ can cover losses […]

West Coast Grape Growers Asking Congress For Help

On Tuesday the wine industry asked Congress for help to rebound from this months’ devastating wildfires. The Washington, Oregon and California farm bureaus, the Washington Winegrowers Association, the Oregon Wine Board, the Oregon Winegrowers Association, California Association of Grape Growers, California Wine Institute, Oregon Wine Board, Winegrape Growers of America, and Wine America asked Congress […]