Tester: QLA Does Not Provide Adequate Support for Feed Grain Producers

Senator Jon Tester says the Farm Service Agency has further delayed disaster assistance support for farmers who were hit by quality losses in 2018 and 2019. Despite the recent rollout of the Quality Loss Assistance Program, the Montana Democrat says some producers were left out of the assistance package. Tester says QLA does not provide […]

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 […]

Wyden Calls For Disaster Assistance for Winegrape Growers

Senator Ron Wyden is asking for additional assistance for winegrape growers impacted by wildfires this year. Oregon’s senior senator made the request to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture this week. In the 2019 disaster relief package, Congress provided $3 million through the Wildfires and Hurricanes Indemnity Program, WHIP, for winegrowers whose grapes were damaged […]

USDA Reminds Oregon Producers Impacted By Fire Of Assistance Programs

Oregon farmers and ranchers impacted by the recent wildfires are encouraged to contact their local FSA office to determine what assistance is available. As agricultural producers move into recovery mode and assess damages, they should contact their local USDA Service Center to report losses and learn more options when it comes to crop, land, infrastructure […]

NCBA Lists Available Disaster Relief Help for Cattle Producers

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association put together a list of federal programs that are available to help cattle producers across the country who are being impacted by natural disasters. The association also put together a list of ways those who aren’t affected by the challenges can help those producers directly hit by natural disasters. “The […]

USDA Announces Additional Disaster Assistance Signup

Later this month, the USDA will open signup for disaster assistance for producers to apply for eligible losses of drought and excess moisture. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the additional disaster assistance late last week.Through WHIP+, USDA is helping producers recover from losses related to 2018 and 2019 natural disasters; the sign up deadline is […]

WHIP Signup Starts Wednesday

Signups for the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program, or WHIP, will begin on Wednesday.  The USDA said the assistance is designed to help producers recover from natural disasters in 2018 and 2019.  FSA Administrator Richard Fordyce, says Congress set aside funds in June of this year to help American farmers in their recovery efforts.   […]

AFBF Applauds Congress Passage Of Disaster Aid

On Monday the House passed a $19 billion disaster aid package, sending the legislation to President Trump for his signature.  RJ Karney, American Farm Bureau Federation congressional relations director, said this assistance is sorely needed by farmers and ranchers across the country.   “This disaster relief bill will provide disaster relief to farms all across […]

Perdue Pleased With Disaster Relief

On Monday, the House of Representatives passed the Congressional Disaster Relief Package, which means $19 billion will be available for producers impacted by floods, hurricanes, wildfires and other disasters.  Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue was pleased with the passage.   “Thankfully, finally, eight months after Hurricane Florence we’ve got a disaster bill that will help the […]