Month: October 2018

USDA cracks the WHIP on Hurricane Irma citrus aid

“It’s not nearly as simple as the 2004 program,” said Joe Davis Jr., a Wauchula-based grower, after a two-hour meeting with USDA officials on the new $2.63 billion Wildfires and Hurricane Indemnity Program, or WHIP, at the Highlands County Agri-Civic Center in Sebring. Marcinda Kester, executive director of the USDA’s Polk County Farm Service Agency […]