Pro Farmer Washington policy analyst Jim Wiesemeyer told crop insurance agents the WHIP+ program is a well-intended program, but its implementation is a disaster. “It’s one of the worst implementations I’ve seen from the USDA in recent years. There’s some reasons for that,” said Wiesemeyer. “They’ve had a drainage of staff and they haven’t replaced that and the program is very complex, like a Rubik’s cube.” There’s also the unannounced quality loss adjustment part of the WHIP+ program. “I’ve been told by the end of this month the details will be out, but what we see may leave a lot to be desired. I think the USDA took a very passive approach and it won’t have much funding. It will be prorated and I don’t think there will be a lot of joy if they make that announcement.”
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