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.
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 compliance. Last 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.
Socially Disadvantaged, Limited Resource, and Beginning and Veteran Farmer or Rancher Certification
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.
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.
Find Your Local Service Center
USDA Service Centers are locations where you can connect with Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service, or Rural Development employees for your business needs. Enter your state and county below to ﬁnd your local service center and agency offices. If this locator does not work in your browser, please visit offices.usda.gov.