Funding Available to Help with Crop Quality Losses

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is making 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 are open now through March 5.

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.

Most crops that can be covered by federal crop insurance or the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program are eligible if the producer suffered a quality loss due to a qualifying event and had a 5-percent or greater discount due to the disaster event.

Farmers can apply online or through local USDA service centersClick here to learn more details about the program, including additional eligibility information and payment details.