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Corn damaged field by derecho storm in IowaA supplemental $8.5 billion disaster aid bill meant for farmers and ranchers was passed Tuesday by the House Agriculture Committee. The bill hopes to provide aid for operations affected by disasters in 2020 and 2021 — events like the Midwest derecho, Western wildfires and regional droughts being prime examples. If passed in the senate, in part the aid will cover losses in the form of expanded coverage under USDA’s Wildfire Hurricane Indemnity Program-Plus (WHIP-Plus). See more examples that will be covered under the bill.


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