Due to stronger program interest, USDA’s Farm Service Agency is seeking more money for the Quality Loss Adjustment and WHIP+ programs. There’s currently 231,000 applications processed, which is an increase from the initial estimate. FSA also expanded eligibility of the QLA program. “Based on feedback we were getting from states like North Dakota, we re-evaluated that program,” said Steve Peterson, associate administrator, Farm Service Agency. Peterson told the Red River Farm Network the amount of funds needed for the programs will not be known until late-April. Bottom line, Peterson said farmers still waiting on the remaining half of 2019 WHIP+ program payments will likely get something. “Will they receive the full amount? That’s the unknown part, but they will receive an additional payment from the FSA as a result of the outstanding 50 percent balance.” Listen to the interview.