NAWG Sends Letter to Secretary Vilsack on Disaster Aid Implementation

The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) recently sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack highlighting wheat growers’ challenges during previous iterations of ad hoc disaster assistance programs. The letter emphasized the timeliness of getting this aid rolled out and noted several past issues experienced by wheat growers in earlier programs – like WHIP+ and QLA. The letter urges the U.S. Department of Agriculture to look at these issues when considering implementation of the $10 billion in disaster assistance and thanks them for their cooperation in addressing these issues in the past.