On Tuesday, the House Agriculture Committee will mark up a bill to extend the WHIP+ program. Combest, Sell and Associates managing partner Tom Sell says the bill will cover 2020 and 2021 disasters. “The bill includes all causes of loss from the previous WHIP+ program and it expands on the drought.” FSA would also be able to work through farm cooperatives to spread the losses. Northern Plains farmers are familiar with the WHIP+ program and know it wasn’t perfect. Sell says House Ag Committee Chairman David Scott’s authorizing committee likes the WHIP+ model. “They love the producer having skin in the game, but the biggest complaint is administration. FSA staff had to rekey every single unit of production before they could calculate.” The costs of changes to WHIP+ would be included in the year-end spending bill. Hear the story.