Skip Navigation

Conservation Compliance


Conservation Compliance - Highly Erodible Land and Wetlands Conservation Fact Sheet

 Conservation compliance:
• Requires producers to farm according to an approved system or conservation plan if they plant annually tilled crops on highly erodible land; and
• Prohibits producers from planting on converted wetlands or converting wetlands for crop production.

The 2014 Farm Bill requires producers, and any affiliated individuals or entities to participating producers, to comply with these provisions who participate in most programs administered by the Farm Service Agency (FSA), the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Risk Management Agency (RMA). Non-compliance may affect the following types of U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program benefits:
• FSA loans and disaster assistance payments;
• NRCS and FSA conservation program benefits; and
• Federal crop insurance premium support.