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Farmers’ Guide to Disaster Assistance Addresses WHIP+

Farmers’ Legal Action Group has released Volume 9 of the Farmers’ Guide to Disaster Assistance, The Wildfires and Hurricanes Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+). It’s the ninth in a series of guides that describe the rules for programs such as the Emergency Conservation Program (ECP), Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP), Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP), Farm Service Agency Emergency Loans, and other disaster assistance programs. This Guide discusses WHIP+, which replaces a different and older program,the 2017 Wildfires and Hurricane Indemnity Program (WHIP). WHIP+ provides payments to farmers that suffered crop, tree, bush, or vine losses that occurred in calendar years 2018 and 2019. The losses must be from Hurricanes Michael or Florence or other hurricanes, floods, snowstorms, tornadoes, typhoons, volcanic activity, wildfires, or related conditions, across the entire United States. The 88-page guide is online in PDF.