North Dakota Corn Growers Pleased with New Whip+ Program Implementation


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