Derecho aid package advances
The House Agriculture Committee last week unanimously advanced a bipartisan $8.5 billion bill to cover disaster-related farm losses suffered during the past two years, including the 2020 derecho that tore across Iowa.
The bill would expand the USDA’s Wildfire Hurricane Indemnity Program-Plus (WHIP-Plus) Reauthorization Act to cover losses from the derecho as well as drought losses in...
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