United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) is currently accepting offers from individuals interested in providing contracted crop adjusting services throughout Oregon for the 2021 crop year. Loss Adjuster applications for the 2021 crop year are due Saturday, March 20, to the Oregon FSA State Office.

Loss Adjusters perform crop loss and related program services as assigned by FSA. Duties associated with these services include: visiting farms to inspect damaged or destroyed crops; appraising potential crop production; determining and verifying the cause and time of loss; determining farm-stored production; visiting FSA offices and/or farms to perform inspections, reviews or other loss services.

Starting pay for new adjusters is $19.75 per hour. A pay raise to $21.97 per hour is contingent on satisfactory completion of a full certification on at least one crop. Training pay is $13.64 per hour. Most equipment necessary to perform loss-adjusting activities is provided by FSA. Mileage and per diem will be paid by FSA; however, contracted adjusters are expected to provide their own mode of transportation.

Applications should be sent to the Oregon Farm Service Agency State Office, Attention: Josh Hanning, 7620 SW Mohawk St., Tualatin, OR, 97062. All applications postmarked by Saturday, March 20, will be reviewed and selections made based on work experience, agriculture background, availability, and the need for loss adjusters in the area. As part of the contract process, Loss Adjusters must pass a required fingerprint background check.

The application form can also be obtained by contacting the Farm Service Agency State Office at 503-692-3688.

Applications are available on the Oregon FSA external webpage at http://bit.ly/FSACrop or by contacting the Farm Service Agency State Office at 503-692-3688.

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