There hasn’t been much action on a 2020 and 2021 WHIP+ program in the Senate. National Association of Wheat Growers CEO Chandler Goule says the Senate is more focused on infrastructure and climate. “As soon as WHIP+ heads that direction, I feel certain we’ll have the full support of the Senate Ag Committee to continue moving this legislation.” Goule would like to see a few changes made in the WHIP+ program. “NAWG definitely wants to make sure winter wheat qualifies, because it did not last time. For the quality adjustment, we want other record keeping besides receipts from grain elevators. That’s where there were pitfalls in the last program. We look forward to working with Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack to improve on both coming out of the markup. We are also glad to see the appropriations move through the House.”
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