The official notice of the proposed ACEP interim rule can be found in the Federal Register. Electronic comments must be submitted through regulations.gov during the 30-day extended comment period, through May 28th. Comments also can be hand carried or mailed to Public Comments Processing, Attn: Docket No. NRCS-2014-0011, Regulatory and Agency Policy Team, Strategic Planning and Accountability, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 5601 Sunnyside Avenue, Building 1-1112D, Beltsville, MD 20705.
Producers planning on getting the federal crop insurance premium subsidy this year must certify that they are controlling erosion on highly erodible fields and protecting wetlands by June 1, 2015.
For farmers to be able to participate in the premium subsidy, a completed and signed AD-1026 form must be on file with the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA). Since many FSA and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) programs have this requirement, most producers should already have an AD-1026 on file. Producers that have not been participating in a program subject to the Food Security Act of 1985, as amended, need to self-certify compliance by June 1.