North Dakota Senator John Hoeven hosted a roundtable discussion on Thursday with 14 local farm groups and the Farm Service Agency about WHIP+ program, the Quality Loss Adjustment program and additional COVID relief. Farm Service Agency Associate Administrator Steve Peterson was on Thursday’s roundtable call to answer questions. Peterson said local FSA offices are prioritizing WHIP+ program applications. “We’re trying to target the beginning of February to get those applications done so when we balance things out, we’ll know how much funding we’ll have to cover the remaining 50 percent for 2019 in addition to covering the QLA payment we’ll have calculated by the end of March.”
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