FSA Accepting Applications for New Quality Loss Adjustment Program
Ada, MN — Farmers who suffered crop quality losses due to the natural disasters that occurred in 2018 or 2019 may be able to get financial assistance through the USDA Quality Loss Adjustment Program. The USDA announced the program in January to provide assistance for those with quality losses due to drought, excessive moisture, flooding, snowstorms, tornadoes and other disaster during the 2018 or 2019 year. If the program sounds familiar, it’s because it is. Norman County FSA Director Randy Tufton says it is a spinoff of the WHIP+ program.
To get the process started, Tufton is encouraging crop producers to contact the office for more detailed application information. They can also find helpful information available online at www.farmers.gov and search for the Quality Loss Adjustment Program or ask about available webinars. March 5th is the deadline to apply.
Eligible crops include those for which Federal crop insurance or Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) coverage is available, except for grazed crops and honey, maple sap, aquaculture, floriculture, mushrooms, ginseng root, ornamental nursery, Christmas trees and turfgrass sod. Crops that were sold or fed to livestock or that are in storage may be eligible; however, crops that were destroyed before harvest are not eligible. In addition, quality losses occurring after harvest, due to deterioration in storage, or that could have been mitigated, are not eligible