Additional disaster assistance is now available for farmers impacted by drought and excess moisture. Through WHIP+, USDA is helping with 2018-2019 losses from natural disasters. Farmers who’ve reported widespread crop quality losses from eligible disaster events resulting in price deductions or penalties when marketing that crop can apply. USDA is also entering into agreements with six sugarbeet processing cooperatives to distribute $285 million to grower members who experienced losses. Members can contact their local co-ops for more information on how the disaster will be administered. USDA’s Farm Service Agency will open signup for the program on March 23. More information is available here.
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