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North Dakota State Office

State Executive Director

Brian Haugen

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State Office Address

1025 28th St. South
Fargo, ND 58103
(701) 239-5224

Welcome to North Dakota FSA's state website. Our primary mission is to assist North Dakota's farmers and ranchers secure the greatest possible benefit from programs administered by FSA such as farm loans, commodity price support, disaster relief, conservation, and other available resources. The hard working men and women of North Dakota's 51 county offices are at the forefront of our efforts and they remain the primary contact for program participation and related questions.

North Dakota's diverse agricultural bounty feeds the entire world and we look forward to working with farmers and ranchers from throughout our great state on the issues and challenges ahead. We encourage you to contact us at FSA's North Dakota State Office with any questions you may have about our programs or operations.

All the best,


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North Dakota Farm Service Agency is hiring Additional Loss Adjusters

Unique contract employment opportunity!

Loss Adjusters perform crop loss and related program services as assigned by FSA. These positions require physical activity as crop inspection is a hands-on process that requires walking through fields or plots and bending to inspect plants and roots. More specific tasks and requirements associated with these services include:

1).visiting farms to inspect damaged or destroyed crops;
2) appraising potential crop production;
3) determining and verifying the cause and time of loss;
4) determining farm-stored production;
5).ability to learn and operate a GPS unit and possess fundamental math skills needed to measure and weigh crops being appraised;
6) visiting FSA offices and/or farms to perform inspections, reviews or other loss services (some overnight travel may be require).

Starting pay for new adjusters is $19.75 per hour with a pay raise to $21.97 per hour contingent on satisfactory completion of a full certification on at least one crop after the first year of service. Training pay is $13.64. 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. Hours will vary depending on season and occurrence of damaging weather events.

To apply, applications are available here: FSA Loss Adjuster Application
or by contacting the Farm Service Agency State Office at 701-893-2216. Applications are currently being accepted with the deadline of Friday April 23, 2021, and can be submitted to the North Dakota FSA State Office, attention: Kristen Knudtson 1025 28th St. South, Fargo, ND 58103 or emailed to kristen.knudtson@usda.gov.

Applications received will be reviewed and selections made based on work experience, agriculture background, availability, and the need for loss adjusters in the area.  Actual crop loss adjustment experience is not required. As part of the contract process, Loss Adjusters must pass a required fingerprint background check.

USDA is an equal opportunity provider, lender, and employer.