U.S. SENATE – This week, U.S. Senator Steve Daines sent a letter to United States Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue urging he provide support for Montana’s farmers who have been negatively impacted by excessive rainfall.
“Over the past several weeks, northeast Montana has faced unusual and sustained high levels of precipitation and I urge you to utilize all appropriate resources and flexibility to provide relief and disaster assistance to impacted farmers in a prompt manner,” Daines wrote.
In the letter, Daines asks Perdue to allow farmers in northeast Montana impacted by this rainfall to be eligible to participate in the Wildlife and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+) program, and have the WHIP+ program account to for price impacts due to severe quality loss from excessive moisture.
To read the full letter click HERE.