Farm Service Agency Program Updates for Spartanburg, Union and Cherokee Counties, SC - Farm Service Agency Program Updates for Greenville and Pickens Counties, SC - Application Deadline for Wildfire & Hurricane Indemnity Program (WHIP) for 2017 Losses is December 6th - Peach Losses Included

November 25, 2019

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Greenville and Pickens FSA County Updates


Greenville and Pickens FSA County Office

301 University Ridge, Suite 4700 Greenville, SC 29601

Phone: 864-920-6407
Fax: 855-589-8995

County Executive Director: Glenn Thomas glenn.thomas@usda.gov

Acting Farm Loan Manager: Ashley Acuff Ashley.acuff@usda.gov

Program Technicians:
Marina Pariente, Lead FP PT
Kelly Moon, FLP PT

County Committee:
James A. Scott, III, Chairperson Jeff Pepper
Rocky Burdett
Margaret Harrison, COC Advisor

Next County Committee Meeting: Monday, December 9, 2019 @ 9:00 AM

Application Deadline for Wildfire & Hurricane Indemnity Program (WHIP) for 2017 Losses is December 6th - Peach Losses Included

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (BBA) authorized the 2017 Wildfire & Hurricane Indemnity Program (WHIP) to compensate producers for losses due to wildfires and hurricanes that occurred in the 2017 calendar year.

Wildfire Recovery: FSA will determine eligibility for wildfire losses on an individual basis, factoring in the level of insurance coverage purchased by the producer. Wildfire recovery will also include mudslides and heavy smoke.

Hurricane Recovery: 2017 WHIP for hurricane losses and related conditions, such as excessive rain and flooding, is available for eligible farms in counties that received a qualifying Presidential Emergency Disaster Declaration or Secretarial Disaster designation. This includes counties or parishes in at least nine states and territories – Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Texas and the Virgin Islands. Other crops, trees, bushes or vines outside of these identified counties may be eligible if the producer provides documentation the loss was caused by a 2017 hurricane.

The December 6, 2019 application deadline also applies to the following additional losses:

  • 2017 calendar year losses due to Tropical Storm Cindy;
  • 2017 peach and blueberry losses due to extreme cold and;
  • 2018 blueberry losses due to extreme cold and/or hurricane conditions in 2017.

For more information regarding 2017 WHIP or to submit an application, contact your local USDA FSA Office farmers.gov/service-locator.