By the end of the month, North Dakota Senator John Hoeven is expecting a response from the USDA Farm Service Agency on Quality Loss Adjustment payments and the second round of 2019 WHIP+ program payments. The FSA confirmed with the Red River Farm Network they’re still pushing to get payments out by the end of the month. “Secretary Vilsack will be in touch with me to let me know how they’ll proceed.” The money for both programs is coming from the same fund. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack told Hoeven a few weeks ago more money was needed for payments. “USDA indicated we could be $300 million to $1 billion short, depending on the volume of claims,” said Hoeven. “I’m hopeful they’ve figured out how to cover that adequately, but we’ll see.”
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