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 accepted QLA applications January 6 through April 9, 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 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.


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. Some USDA offices are beginning to reopen to limited visitors by appointment only. Service Center staff also continue to work with agricultural producers via phone, email, and other digital tools. Learn more at farmers.gov/coronavirus.

USDA Service Centers are locations where you can connect with Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service, or Rural Development employees for your business needs. Enter your state and county below to find your local service center and agency offices. If this locator does not work in your browser, please visit offices.usda.gov.

Visit the Risk Management Agency website to find a regional or compliance office or to find an insurance agent near you.