The U.S. Department of Agriculture is extending the deadline to apply for funding available to help farmers who suffered crop quality losses as a result of natural disasters in 2018 and 2019.
Applications for the latest round of the Quality Loss Adjustment Program have been extended from March 5 to April 9.
“Because of recent winter storms and some program updates, we want to provide five additional weeks for producers to apply for the program,” said Zach Ducheneaux, Administrator of the Farm Service Agency (FSA). “I want to make sure eligible producers have the opportunity to apply and to work with our team members to help with any questions. We recently clarified policy to ensure producers who sold grain to the feed market due to quality issues are adequately compensated.”
Eligible farmers who suffered losses due to natural disasters and are in counties where a disaster declaration was made can apply for the funding. That includes farmers in 39 Pennsylvania counties where a disaster declaration was made due to excessive rainfall and flooding in 2018.
Farmers can apply online or by contacting local USDA service centers. Click here to learn more details about the program, including additional eligibility information and payment details.