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Conservation Compliance

helc wc compliance  bannerHighly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation provisions aim to reduce soil loss on erosion-prone lands and to protect wetlands for the multiple benefits they provide. These provisions apply to all land that is considered highly erodible or a wetland owned or farmed by people participating in USDA programs, unless USDA determines an exemption applies.

To be in compliance with the provisions producers must certify on a Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification Form AD-1026 , that they will not:

  • Produce an agricultural commodity on highly erodible land without a conservation system;
  • Plant an agricultural commodity on a converted wetland;
  • Convert a wetland to make possible the production of an agricultural commodity.

Agricultural producers must complete a and turn it into a Farm Service Agency office to be eligible for federal crop insurance subsidies. Learn more on the FSA website.

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Highly Erodible Lands & Wetlands

For more information go to the NRCS national webpage or a Farm Service Agency office near you.