Montana Farm Service Agency Hiring Loss Adjusters

Heavier flow of business calls for more workers.

Published on: Nov 18, 2013

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Montana's Farm Service Agency is looking for more loss adjusters to help the USDA agency through the busy rush of applicants for assistance this year.

The Bozeman office is taking applications for those who are interested in providing contracted loss adjustment services for federal programs operational in Montana. The primary duty of the new Loss Adjusters will be to inspect damaged or destroyed crops for the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program.

The NAP provides financial assistance to producers of noninsurable crops when low yields, loss of inventory or prevented planting occurs due to a natural disaster, such as those sustained throughout the state this year.

 Farmers and ranchers who sustained noninsured crop losses, like a lack of feed for livestock, are so many in Montana this year that the FSA is bringing on extra loss adjusters.
Farmers and ranchers who sustained noninsured crop losses, like a lack of feed for livestock, are so many in Montana this year that the FSA is bringing on extra loss adjusters.

Eligible producers must submit to appraisals such as those conducted by the new hires.

Qualifying farmers and crops are determined by USDA criteria, but crops must be those grown for food or planted for livestock consumption. Crops grow for fiber may also quality for assistance, but not forest products.

Producers who qualify for assistance must have sustained a natural disaster declared by USDA.

Applications for the 2014 crop year are due Dec. 2, 2013, and can be found in any FSA office in Montana or by logging onto the FSA website.

Applicants must provide a work experience history to qualify for the position, and include reasons for leaving recent jobs. References must also be supplied, along with some information on specific agricultural education and work experience other than specific jobs.

Completed applications from the website documents must be sent to the Montana Farm Service Agency, Attention Amanda Lucas, PO Box 670, Bozeman, Mont., 59771.

All applications will be reviewed and selections made on the basis of work experience, ag background, availability and the need for loss adjusters in specific areas.'

For questions, call Lucas at (406) 587-5870, or Shelly Rolando at (406) 587-6877.