Northern Plains farmers waiting on the remaining half of the 2019 WHIP+ program payments may be waiting a while longer. Farm Service Agency Acting Administrator Steve Peterson says payments will be made once the 2018 and first half of the 2019 WHIP+ program applications are processed. As of Friday, there are at least two states still processing applications. “And then, technically, I don’t think we’ll see updates to the remaining 50 percent for 2019, until we have the full scope of Quality Loss Adjustment program sign-up in hand.” Peterson expected a greater interest in the QLA program, though he acknowledges producers are trying to get all of the right information together. There are more than 2,500 applications submitted for QLA. QLA sign-up is open through March 5. Peterson also talks about the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. Hear the story.