When North Dakota farmers apply for the Quality Loss Adjustment program, FSA State Executive Director Brad Thykeson says they should connect with their local FSA office via e-mail, if possible. “If there’s an e-mail, we’ll have a time, a date and we’ll get a list together. County offices need some grace time to get familiar with the software.” Thykeson says the program won’t fix all of the shortfalls from 2018 and 2019. “Work with county offices if you feel like you’ve been shorted on the marketplace. There are some commodities that don’t have an issue. I think a lot of soybeans in 2019 didn’t have a grade factor, but wheat, corn and sunflowers may. Work with your county offices to find out what the exact eligible crops are.” County FSA offices in North Dakota continue to process 2018 and 2019 WHIP+ program applications and will prioritize those before moving onto the QLA program.
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