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USDA Extends Deadline to Apply for Quality Loss Adjustment Program

March 05, 2021 12:57pm

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has extended the deadline to April 9th for agricultural producers to apply for the Quality Loss Adjustment Program because of recent winter storms and some clarifications to program rules.

The original deadline was today (Fri).

The QLA program assists producers, including those here in Iowa who suffered crop quality losses due to qualifying 2018 and 2019 natural disasters. Eligible crops include those for which federal crop insurance or Non-insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program coverage is available, except for grazed crops and value loss crops. Additionally, crops that were sold or fed to livestock or that are in storage may be eligible.

Assistance is available in counties that received a Presidential Emergency Disaster Declaration or Secretarial Disaster Designation...or for drought, a county rated by the U.S. Drought monitor as having a D3 Extreme Drought or higher. Producers in counties that did not receive a qualifying declaration or designation may still apply, but must also provide supporting documentation.

Contact your local USDA Service Center to apply.