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Quality Loss Adjustment Program

Did you suffer crop quality losses due to natural disasters that occurred in 2018 or 2019? USDA is implementing the Quality Loss Adjustment (QLA) Program to provide financial assistance to crop producers who experienced quality losses caused by qualifying disaster events.

USDA’s Farm Service Agency is accepting QLA applications from January 6 through March 5, 2021.

USDA announced on January 5, 2021 that the Quality Loss Adjustment Program will assist producers whose eligible crops suffered quality losses due to qualifying drought, excessive moisture, flooding, hurricanes, snowstorms, tornadoes, typhoons, volcanic activity, or wildfires occurring in calendar years 2018 and/or 2019. QLA joins a suite of USDA programs offering disaster assistance for America’s farmers. 

About the Quality Loss Adjustment Program

Apply for the Quality Loss Adjustment Program

USDA’s Farm Service Agency will accept QLA applications from January 6 through March 5, 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. You can check the status of your local USDA Service Center.

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.

USDA Service Centers are open for business, including those that restrict in-person visits or require appointments. Service Centers that are open for appointments will pre-screen visitors based on health concerns or recent travel, and visitors must adhere to social distancing guidelines. Visitors are also required to wear a face covering during their appointment. Our program delivery staff will continue to work with our producers by phone, email, and using online tools.


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 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.


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 COVID-19. While employees continue to staff our Service Centers, some are only available for phone appointments at this time. You can learn the status of your service center through this tool. Learn more at

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