If you receive crop insurance premium supports from USDA, the 2014 Farm Bill requires you to file a conservation compliance form with your local USDA service center by June 1 to remain eligible for this service.
The purpose of these programs is to protect our working lands. And most farmers already have such a form on file because it’s required for participation in most USDA programs. But some farmers, like specialty crop growers, who receive federal crop insurance premium supports, but might not participate in other USDA programs, now must file a certification form by June 1 to maintain eligibility for crop insurance premium support.
The form is known as AD-1026 and can be found online www.fsa.usda.gov. If you are uncertain whether you have previously filed the form, contact your local FSA office.
Remember, if you plan to participate in crop insurance, you must file your AD-1026 form by June 1. Producers should visit their local USDA service center and talk with their crop insurance agent to get additional information about conservation compliance.