Area farmers are required to file a Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification form (AD-1026) with their local USDA service center by June 1 in order to become or remain eligible for crop insurance premium support.
The form is available at any USDA service center or online at www.fsa.usda.gov/AD1026form.
Producers should meet with a crop insurance agent at their local USDA service center before the June 1 deadline to ask questions, get additional information and learn more about conservation compliance procedures. Producers that file their form by the deadline will be eligible for federal crop insurance premium support during the 2016 reinsurance year, which begins July 1.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture will publish a rule outlining the linkage of conservation compliance with federal crop insurance premium support. Visit http://go.usa.gov/3Wy5J to view a copy of the rule.
For more information, go to www.usda.gov/farmbill.