Farmers who experienced losses in eligible crops from natural disasters in 2018 and 2019 can now seek compensation through USDA’s Quality Loss Adjustment (QLA) program. The deadline for signing up is March 5, 2021. Eligible farmers must demonstrate at least a five-percent quality loss in grain crops or a similar loss in nutrients, like total digestible nutrients, in forage crops. Assistance will be based on damage from qualifying weather or natural disasters ranging from hurricanes and floods to wildfires and drought. Producers who received a Presidential Emergency Disaster Declaration or Secretarial Disaster Designation are eligible for QLA assistance, but those without such a designation can also seek support with adequate crop loss documentation. See more on how to apply and calculate potential loss payments.