The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that more than $3 billion will become available for disaster relief for agricultural producers, including Nebraskans, affected by flooding, through the USDA Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+):
“Nebraskans in agriculture were hit hard by the severe weather this year, which is why I worked to add our state to this spring’s disaster relief bill,” said Sen. Deb Fisher, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee.
Starting Wednesday, Sept. 11, ag producers facing losses because of the March bomb cyclone storm can apply for assistance through USDA’s WHIP+ program.
“With access to this much-needed relief, our families can continue to make progress as they rebuild and recover,” Fisher said.
Here is more information from the U.S. Department of Agriculture:
WHIP+ is available for eligible producers who have suffered losses of certain crops, trees, bushes, or vines in counties with a Presidential Emergency Disaster Declaration or a Secretarial Disaster Designation (primary counties only).
Disaster losses must have been a result of hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, typhoons, volcanic activity, snowstorms or wildfires that occurred in 2018 or 2019.
Nebraska producers can apply to receive up to $125,000 for losses related to flooding. Some producers could receive a higher payment — up to $250,000 or $500,000 — if ¾ or more of their income is derived from farming or another agriculture-based business.
Click here to read more about WHIP+ eligibility.