QLA Program Signup Period Extended

USDA has extended the Quality Loss Adjustment program enrollment deadline to Friday, April 9th. The original deadline was set for today. At this point, more than 8,100 applications have been filed. Payments will be made after the application period ends. Listen to an exclusive Red River Farm Network interview with USDA Farm Service Agency Associate Administrator Steve Peterson.

USDA Extends Acreage Reporting Deadline for MN and ND

Due to heavy moisture and flooding, USDA is extending the deadline for farmers to report spring seeded crops in 12 states, including Minnesota and North Dakota. That means farmers in those states will have until July 22 to file an acreage report at their local Farm Service Agency office and crop insurance agents. Producers not in the selected states must file reports or be added to a county register by July 15.

USDA is encouraging farmers to make an appointment with their county office. Acreage reports will be considered filed on time as long as an appointment is scheduled before the deadline, even if the appointment happens after the deadline. A timely acreage report helps farmers maintain eligibility for USDA conservation and disaster assistance, crop insurance and farm loan programs.