As the administration transition begins in Washington D.C., the wheat industry is outlining priorities for the Biden transition team. The priorities include trade, COVID relief, Farm Service Agency staffing and the WHIP+ program. “We are starting early and have rallied the troops to maintain the current regulations we have,” said Chandler Goule, CEO, National Association of Wheat Growers. “We will continue to engage with the transition teams until March or April.” The USDA is working on quality loss adjustments for the WHIP+ program. “Heading into the holidays and switching administrations, if the USDA doesn’t get this out in the first week or two of January, it will likely be further delayed. We hope to see something by the end of the year.”
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