Peurto Rico, plantains, weather, hurricane, Wildfire and Hurricanes Indemnity Program, WHIP
If justice is to provide each person what they deserve, it seems plantain producers in Puerto Rico did not relish a just compensation for their farm losses after Hurricane Maria in 2017. The main culprit? Stale data. Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) Wildfire and Hurricanes Indemnity Program (WHIP) utilized plantain production data under the National Crop Table (NCT) 2017, which seemingly did not reflect up-to-date yield averages of Puerto Rico’s plantain farmers at the time of Hurricane Maria.
Rivera-Aquino, J. A. (2022). Plantain Cultivation in Puerto Rico: Its Inclusion in the National Crop Table of the United States Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency, and its Loss Compensation in Disaster Programs. Journal of Food Law & Policy, 18(1). Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/jflp/vol18/iss1/7