Farmers need to certify conservation compliance by June 1

Buckeye Farm News

June 1 is the deadline for farmers to file certification regarding highly erodible land and wetland conservation with their local U.S.Department of Agriculture (USDA) service center.

This new 2014 Farm Bill provision is required for farmers to become or remain eligible for crop insurance premium support. Most farmers already have a certification form on file since it’s required for participation in most USDA programs. However, farmers such as specialty crop growers who receive federal crop insurance premium support but may not participate in other USDA programs, also must now file a certification form to maintain their crop insurance premium support.