The North Dakota Corn Growers Association (NDCGA) was pleased with USDA’s announcement that the implementation of the new Whip+ disaster program and funding will finally begin.
NDCGA President, Rob Hanson, stated, “The North Dakota Corn Growers Association thanks Senator John Hoeven for his continuous support and prompting in getting the new Whip+ program rolled out for our state’s corn growers who have taken the brunt of drought and other disaster events the last two years. Senator Hoeven worked closely with our state’s corn grower leaders during development of the assistance program and then pressing the administration consistently to implement it. It’s been a long time coming and it will be an important tool as we now try to counter unusually high input cost increases from fertilizer, chemicals, farm equipment, and even land. Net farm income is expected to be down because of the input cost spikes, despite good commodity prices. We thank Senator Cramer and Congressman Armstrong for their support as well.”
The North Dakota Corn Growers Association advocates for the more than 13,000 corn growers in the state, and has since 1987. NDCGA is the farmer-led membership organization focusing on policy that impacts North Dakota corn producers. The NDCGA board of directors consists of 14 growers from 7 districts along with 2 at-large directors and 3 industry representatives. Become a member today at ndcorngrowers.org.