USDA Opens Enrollment for the 2017 Wildfires and Hurricanes Indemnity Program

Last week, USDA began implementing the 2017 Wildfires and Hurricanes Indemnity Program (2017 WHIP). Applications are being accepted now through Nov. 16, 2018, for 2017 WHIP to help agricultural producers recover from the devastation to crops, trees, bushes and vines due to  2017 wildfires and hurricanes.

2017 was a historic year for natural disasters and Congress appropriated more than $3 billion in disaster relief earlier this year through the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, which includes 2017 WHIP.

Hear more about the 2017 WHIP program from Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Richard Fordyce and contact your local USDA Service Center today to set up an appointment. Office contact information and additional information on WHIP, including what documentation you may need, can be found at


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