It’s been one year since the launch of the WHIP+ program, a disaster aid program to help farmers navigate the tough conditions of 2018 and 2019. Farmers who submitted applications in the Northern Plains are still waiting for some money. Heavy rains in fall 2019 impacted portions of Hallock, Minnesota farmer Theresia Gillie’s soybean crop and essentially, making her eligible for the program. “In February or early March I applied for the WHIP+ program. I had crop insurance at a 75 percent level. They paid me the first half of the payment. I asked our local FSA office when the second half was coming and they thought it was coming in the spring.” But the second payment never came. “Then, they thought it would come out in June, then August. Now, they’ve said it’s the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program causing delays, but there are a lot of farmers waiting on a second half of that payment.” Hear the full story.