From the NCC:
FSA announced today that the Quality Loss Adjustment (QLA) application deadline has been extended until Friday, April 9 due to the recent winter storms and updates on program rules. This extension is welcomed in order to give cotton growers additional time to gather production information to complete signup.
Please contact NCC staff if you have any questions.
The deadline to apply for the Quality Loss Adjustment is Tomorrow, March 5, 2021. The program assists producers who suffered quality losses in the 2018 or 2019 crop years. This program requires that producers show a 5% loss on ‘affected production’. This would be bales that had a loss of quality in one or both of those seasons. Bales that do not have a quality reduction are not ‘affected production’ and are not counted in the calculation.
The USDA has a website at www.farmers.gov/quality-loss for more details. We have also attached a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) from the National Cotton Council. We have been told that if you don’t have all the documentation together but think you will have a loss, it is best to apply by the deadline and fill in the documentation later.
Please refer to the FAQ below for more information from the NCC:Quality-Loss-Adjustment-Q-and-A_Mar-3-2021