Question: What has changed in the crop insurance program from last year?
Answer: Producers are required to sign an AD-1026 conservation compliance form by June 1, 2016 to be eligible for federal crop insurance subsidies. Failure to do so would require the producer to pay the full amount of the premium.
There was a clarification by the Risk Management Agency (RMA) as to how to calculate APH on added land when taking the yield exclusion(YE). If a producer decides to exclude an approved year of production from their data base as allowed by the RMA and they add land, the calculation for determining the APH data base for added land uses the adjusted yield from existing farms and not the trend adjusted (TA) average.