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FEENSTRA TRIES AGAIN FOR DERECHO RELIEF FOR IOWA

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IOWA CONGRESSMAN RANDY FEENSTRA HAS INTRODUCED ANOTHER BILL IN THE U.S. HOUSE THAT INCLUDES LOSSES FROM LAST YEAR’S DERECHO STORM THAT SWEPT ACROSS IOWA.

FEENSTRA HAS ATTACHED IT TO THE WHIP PLUS PROGRAM, WHICH IS THE WILDFIRE INDEMNITY PLUS PROGRAM FROM USDA USED TO PROVIDE FINANCIAL HELP TO FARMERS AND RANCHERS WHO SUFFERED LOSSES FROM CERTAIN NATURAL DISASTERS IN 2020:

RF3 OC……..IN THE DERECHO LAST SUMMER.. :16

HE ATTEMPTED TO PASS DERECHO RELIEF AID AS AN AMENDMENT TO THE 1.9 TRILLION RECONCILIATION BILL LAST YEAR, BUT IT FAILED TO GET INTO THAT PACKAGE.

FEENSTRA SAYS NOW THAT IT’S A SELF-STANDING BILL HE THINKS HE’LL GET BETTER SUPPORT:

RF4 OC……..OVER THE FINISH LINE. :15

FEENSTRA SAYS THE DERECHO ASSISTANCE IS STILL BADLY NEEDED AND COULD MAKE THE DIFFERENCE OF SOME PRODUCERS STAYING IN BUSINESS OR GOING BELLY UP:

RF5 OC………WHO LOST EVERYTHING IN THE DERECHO. :23

EARLIER THIS SPRING FEENSTRA LED THE EFFORT ASKING HOUSE LEADERS TO INCLUDE FULL FUNDING FOR THE WHIP PLUS PROGRAM.