Some of the most significant natural disasters took place in 2017 during times that were crucial for farming production. The 2017 Wildfire and Hurricanes Indemnity Program (WHIP) will provide extra help to growers hit hardest during hurricane Harvey, Irma and Maria or any of the major wildfires over the year. The new U.S. Department of Agriculture disaster program will utilize $2.36 billion that Congress appropriated through the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 to help agricultural operations in at least nine states.

Here are the eligibility requirements:

Western Growers (WG) is pleased to announce the recent hire of Drew Triplett, who will join the Insurance Services team as Vice President of Operations.

Triplett will be responsible for developing innovative processes and models that integrate cutting-edge technologies to help WG further provide tailored insurance solutions for clients. Additionally, Triplett will plan, direct and coordinate operational needs while improving and enhancing the efficiency of internal procedures.

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