On May 1, the U.S. Department of Agriculture released details about the 2017 Wildfires and Hurricanes Indemnity Program (WHIP), which includes financial aid to growers impacted by Hurricane Irma and other natural disasters. The information covered everything from eligibility to the formula that will be used to calculate payments.
AgNet Media’s Abbey Taylor had the opportunity to get some exclusive comments about the disaster relief program from U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue. He gives an overview of WHIP and answers some questions that were not covered in the May 1 release.
Hear Perdue’s comments:
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