For farmers to be able to participate in the premium subsidy for crop insurance, a completed and signed AD-1026 form must be on file with the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA). Since many FSA and NRCS programs have this requirement, most producers should already have an AD-1026 on file. Any 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.
The answer: A lot. There have been many new changes coming out of the 2014 Farm Bill as well as several improvements in recent years that have made crop insurance more flexible and provide additional coverage for your farm.
Multi-peril crop insurance is a valuable risk management tool that allows farmers to insure against losses due to adverse weather conditions, price fluctuations, and unavoidable pests and diseases.
Late Winter 2011