Conservation Compliance Processing Options

The processing options outlined below are available to producers and affiliates that have been flagged as out of compliance with Conservation Compliance requirements. Producers/Affiliates DO NOT need to pursue each option—carefully read and select the process which best applies.

 

Transmission Review Request

When to Request:When a policyholder/SBI questions whether there has been a transmission or processing error.
Example:A producer is informed they are not eligible for premium subsidy because they do not have form AD-1026 on file with FSA, but believes they do have a properly completed and signed AD-1026 on file with FSA.
Link:Review Request (Web Form)
Submit To:Complete the web form. Submit any supporting documentation to underwriting@globalag.com.
Submission Deadline:None as of now. However, if allowed by the Special Provisions, initiating the review process 15 days or less after the sales closing date will allow the producer to cancel their policy up to 45 days after the cancellation date if RMA’s review confirms that the producer does not have a valid AD-1026 on file with FSA.
Processing Time:Up to three months due to the high volume of review requests.

 

Exceptions for Individuals who Began Farming for the First Time After June 1

When to Request:When a producer has been flagged as out of compliance, but began farming for the first time after June 1.
Example:
    • An individual has not previously farmed prior to June 1 or a legal entity in which none the SBIs of the legal entity have previously farmed prior to June 1.

    • A newly formed legal entity in which at least one of the SBIs of the legal entity has farmed prior to June 1.

    • An individual or legal entity that has never participated in a USDA benefit program subject to the conservation compliance provisions, did not participate in Federal crop insurance in the 2015 or subsequent reinsurance years.

    • An individual (including a spouse) who was an SBI to a policyholder subject to conservation compliance provisions, but who was not required to complete an AD-1026 by FSA as an affiliated person on or prior to June 1.
Link:Exception Form (PDF); Also available to print pre-filled under the applicable policy’s print tab in GlobalAgWorks.
Submit To:underwriting@globalag.com AND the applicable FSA office.
Submission Deadline:The certification form must be must be signed by the earliest applicable acreage reporting date.
Processing Time:Two business days.
Notes:The producer is still required to submit an AD-1026. This will take care of subsequent years as they will have one on file.

 

FSA Request for Relief

When to Request:Relief may be granted for a late-filed AD-1026 that was filed late for reasons beyond the person’s or legal entity’s control if an adequate explanation for the late filing, and if AD-1026 is filed no later than the earliest applicable sales closing date.
Example:A person may have been unable to file AD-1026 because of an unforeseen, unplanned, and unavoidable hospital stay. Other circumstances include, but are not limited to, a U.S. servicemen or servicewomen obligation, death of family member, adverse weather, or other circumstance that made it difficult for the person or legal entity to timely file AD-1026.
Link:Refer to Section 2 of FSA Notice CP-711 for FSA’s process for relief considerations.
Submit To:Requests for relief must be submitted in-person at the applicable FSA office.
Submission Deadline:The request for relief must be submitted by the earliest applicable sales closing date.
Processing Time:Unknown.
Notes:The producer is still required to submit an AD-1026. This will take care of subsequent years as they will have one on file.