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USDA/FSA RIN: 0560-AI55 Publication ID: Spring 2020 
Title: ●Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+) Quality Loss 
Abstract:

The Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act of 2019 authorized the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+) to help agricultural producers who suffered from production losses due to natural disasters in 2018 and 2019. These disasters include hurricanes, floods, snowstorms, tornadoes, typhoons, volcanic activity and wildfires, and related conditions.  The Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020, added excess moisture and D3 and D4 drought to the list of qualifying natural disasters and expanded the scope of losses suffered due to these events to include quality losses.  This rule will amend the regulations to implement those legislative changes.  The rule will also correct a reference to payment factors in section 760.1511(a)(6). The Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020, also provided that the Secretary will pay sugar beet losses in 2018 and 2019 through cooperative processors.  Assistance for sugar beet losses for members of cooperative processors will be provided through a separate program; therefore, the rule will specify that those sugar beet losses are ineligible for payment under WHIP+.

 
Agency: Department of Agriculture(USDA)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Fully or Partially Exempt 
CFR Citation: 7 CFR 760   
Legal Authority: Pub. L. 116-94    Pub. L. 166-20   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
Final Rule  10/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Deirdre Holder
Team Lead, Regulatory Analysis and Paperwork Requirements Team
Department of Agriculture
Farm Production and Conservation Business Center, 1400 Independence Avenue SW,
Washington, DC 20250-0572
Phone:202 205-5851
Email: deirdre.holder@usda.gov