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Crop Program Intern

Posted on Tuesday December 24th 2013

Crop Program Intern

USDA Farm Service AgencyUSDA FSA Hayburne Bldg 55 Federal Street RM 270 Greenfield, MA 01301 United States

USDA FSA administers Federal Farm Bill to the county farmers.

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United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA). Farm Service Agency is responsible for equitably serving all farmers, ranchers, and agricultural partners through the delivery of effective, efficient agricultural programs for all Americans. A market-oriented, economically and environmentally sound American agriculture delivering an abundant, safe, and affordable food and fiber supply while sustaining quality agricultural communities. The foundation of FSA’s mission and vision rests upon the USDA’s long-standing core values of Strong Ethics; Customer Service, Team Work; Inclusive Decision-Making; and Fiscal Responsibility.

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Intern responsibilities

Work with farmers to renew crop insurance policies, complete notice of loss paperwork when farmers experience a loss, takes submitted production figures to determine individual production history for each crop. Work with Loss Adjustors to determine levels of loss and complete paperwork to pay farmers for their losses. Complete paperwork with producers which will allow them to be eligible for USDA programs.

Required intern qualifications

Successful completion of a criminal background check, interest in working with farmers, interest in crops, general computer skills.

Desired outcomes of internship

At the completion of the internship the intern will be able to successfully sign up farmers for insurance, accept verifiable production, convert production into standardized units and determine individual production history, complete Notice of Loss paperwork and will be able to assist producers in completing paperwork that will allow them to be eligible for USDA programs. It is estimated that it will take 50 hours for an intern to become fully trained. The intern should be able to independently sign up a producer for a NAP policy, be able to complete production history and fill out Notice of Loss paperwork.

Compensation: This is an unpaid internship

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