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Conservation Compliance High
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Mon Jul 13, 2015 11:17 AM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Roughly 98.2% of eligible farmers heeded the call to file the proper paperwork certifying conservation compliance to qualify for crop-insurance premium subsidies, USDA announced Friday.

Under the 2014 farm bill, Congress extended conservation compliance provisions to producers who buy crop insurance, but do not participate in traditional commodity or conservation programs. That translated into producers filing compliance paperwork on roughly an additional 1.5 million acres of highly-erodible land and 1.1 million acres of wetlands.

USDA officials noted the department engaged in aggressive outreach to get those landowners and farmers to file the appropriate AD-1026 forms with the ...

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