Common Forms

You probably like forms just as much as we do, but to participate in programs and move the process along quickly, we need accurate paperwork. You can find all Farm Service Agency (FSA), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and Risk Management Agency (RMA) forms on USDA’s eForms database. Below are some common ones.


Customer Data Worksheet


AD-2047 is our Customer Data Worksheet that enables you to update your information with us, including your contact and demographic information. Last updated: 10-28-2021.

Farm Operating Plan


Your local Farm Service Agency representative assists you to complete a Farm Operating Plan (CCC-902). There are plans for individuals (i) and entities (e) available. Last updated: 01-07-2021.

Member’s Information Form


If you are a legal entity, a Member’s Information form (CCC-901) is used to collect member names, contact information and tax identification numbers. Last updated: 01-07-2021.


Program Eligibility

Conservation Compliance


To be eligible for USDA programs and crop insurance, you must meet conservation compliance, which is done by having a Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification (AD-1026) on file. Typically, this only has to be done once. Learn more about conservation complianceLast updated: 10-30-2014.

Income and Tax Information


To participate in many programs, you can’t have an adjusted gross income of more than 900,000. To certify this, you file the Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) Certification and Consent to Disclosure of Tax Information (CCC-941) each year. Last updated: 10-01-2001.

Payment Enrollment Forms


USDA payments are generally directly deposited with your bank. To set up or change your direct deposit for USDA payments, you can fill out one or both of the following forms. Farm Service Agency customers can fill out the Payment Enrollment Form (SF-3881). Last updated: 02-2003.

Natural Resources Conservation customers can fill out the Direct Deposit Sign-Up Form (SF-1199A). Last updated: 02-2020. 

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Socially Disadvantaged, Limited Resource, and Beginning and Veteran Farmer or Rancher Certification

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This form is used to certify that an individual, legal entity, or joint operation is a member of a one or more of these specific producer groups. Last updated: 1-11-2023.


Forms for During the Year

Reporting Acreage


For crop insurance and disaster assistance, you will need to report crops planted. If you have crop insurance, this is done through your Approved Insurance Provider and then USDA gets the information from them. If you do not have crop insurance, you report crops planted with USDA using the Report of Acreage (FSA-578). This should be done for both spring- and fall-seeded crops. Last updated: 08-22-2019.

Reporting Losses


For other crop and livestock disaster recovery assistance and program benefits a Notice of Loss must be reported as soon the loss occurs or is apparent. How and when to file a Notice of Loss differs by programs. Use the Reporting Losses (CCC-576) for Notice of Loss. Last updated: 01-26-2005.

If your agricultural operation is impacted by a natural disaster, you should timely report losses to USDA.  For crops and/or livestock covered by federal crop insurance, you should immediately notify your local insurance provider.


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Visit the Risk Management Agency website to find a regional or compliance office or to find an insurance agent near you.