Disaster Assistance

Florida suffered major crop losses as a result of hurricane Irma in September of 2017. In response to these major losses the USDA, working directly with the Florida Department of Agriculture, created two disaster relief programs to aide in the recovery of the Florida agricultural industry. The first program known as W.H.I.P is available to the majority of Florida agricultural operations that suffered damage as a result of Irma.   The second program is known as the Block Grant and is only available to the citrus industry.  To help you better understand how these programs work, we have included to the links below.

2017 WHIP Program – USDA FSA

Florida Citrus Tree Recovery Program – floridadisaster.org

Citrus Recovery Block Grant Program