More than $1 billion in payments will be released over the next several weeks starting June 15 for agricultural producers with approved applications for the Quality Loss Adjustment (QLA) Program and for producers who have already received payments through the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+). These U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs provide disaster assistance to producers who suffered losses to 2018 and 2019 natural disasters.
[This page has been archived.] Enrollment for the Quality Loss Adjustment (QLA) Program ended on April 9, 2021.
About the Quality Loss Adjustment Program
Apply for the Quality Loss Adjustment Program
USDA’s Farm Service Agency accepted QLA applications from January 6 through April 9, 2021. To apply, producers must submit a completed program application along with supporting documentation. Producers can apply directly through their local USDA Service Center or via our online QLA Application Portal.
Additional forms and documentation will be needed to finalize your QLA application.
Assistance with Applying
Please call the FSA office at your local USDA Service Center to schedule an appointment if you’d like assistance or have questions about applying for QLA.
A call center is also available for producers who would like additional one-on-one support with the QLA application process. Please call 877-508-8364 to speak directly with a USDA employee ready to help. The call center can provide service to non-English speaking customers. Customers will select 1 for English and 2 for Spanish. For other languages, customers select 1 and indicate their language to the call center staff.
Quality Loss Adjustment Program Resources
USDA offers answers to frequently asked questions, digital tools, and additional information for farmers interested in learning more about QLA.
Additional Disaster Assistance
USDA offers a range of programs and services to help you prepare for, recover from, and build long-term resilience to natural disasters. Visit farmers.gov/recover to learn more and use our Disaster Assistance Discovery Tool to find USDA disaster assistance programs that might be right for you in five simple steps.
In the News
- June 11, 2021 News Release: USDA to Begin Payments for Producers Impacted by 2018 and 2019 Natural Disasters
- March 5, 2021 News Release: USDA Extends Application Deadline for the Quality Loss Adjustment Program
- January 5, 2021 News Release: USDA Announces Quality Loss Assistance Now Available for Eligible Producers Affected by 2018, 2019 Natural Disasters
Find Your Local Service Center
We are committed to delivering USDA services to America’s farmers and ranchers while taking safety measures in response to the pandemic. Many USDA Service Centers are open for visitors, but some may remain open by appointment only. Contact your local Service Center to determine their open status or make an appointment. Service Center staff continues to work with agricultural producers via phone, email, and other digital tools. Learn more at farmers.gov/coronavirus.
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Visit the Risk Management Agency website to ﬁnd a regional or compliance office or to ﬁnd an insurance agent near you.