Cramer encourages ag producers to sign up for USDA Farm Assistance Programs


U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) issued the following statement today encouraging North Dakota’s agricultural producers to sign up for assistance made available through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA):

“North Dakota farmers have suffered their fair share of hardship caused by natural disasters, low commodity prices, and revenue fluctuations. Thankfully, the Trump Administration has programs in place to provide relief. Our producers should familiarize themselves with the details of these programs and apply in time to receive the assistance they need.”

Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program – Plus

USDA recently announced October 30 is the deadline to apply for the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program – Plus (WHIP+). This program is designed to compensate producers for losses due to events like floods or snowstorms if they occurred in 2018 or 2019. Drought and excessive moisture were added as eligible losses for the program in March of this year. Producers can apply for the program here. Learn more here.

Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage

USDA announced this week enrollment is open for the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for the 2021 crop year. These programs help protect producers from decreased prices or revenue for certain commodities. The signup period for both programs closes on March 15, 2021. Learn more here.