It’s a busy week of travel for Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. Following a trip to Minnesota, there are plans to travel to Germany and Poland for a meeting with G7 countries about what’s happening with Ukraine. “We want to make sure they understand we are using all of our food assistance programs. Then, we’re working with the shipping industry to see if we can reduce the cost of transporting the product to areas in need,” says Vilsack. “We’re also looking for ways to incentivize more production in the United States. I’m going to Poland to meet with Ukrainian officials to get first-hand information.” In an interview with the Red River Farm Network over the weekend, Vilsack also gave an update on disaster relief. Northern Plains crop farmers should know more about the new WHIP+ program soon. “It should be very quick. We’ll put in place the structure, hopefully, this month, with payments in June.” Hear the interview.