Commodity Credit Corporation March 26, 2015 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Payment Limitation and Payment Eligibility; Actively Engaged in Farming
Document Number: 2015-06855
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-03-26
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
The Farm Service Agency (FSA) is proposing to revise regulations on behalf of the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) to specify the requirements for a person to be considered actively engaged in farming for the purpose of payment eligibility for certain FSA and CCC programs. Specifically, this rulemaking proposes to revise and clarify the requirements for a significant contribution of active personal management to a farming operation. These changes are required by the Agricultural Act of 2014 (the 2014 Farm Bill). The provisions of this rule would not apply to persons or entities comprised solely of family members. The rule would not change the existing regulations as they relate to contributions of land, capital, equipment, or labor, or the existing regulations related to landowners with a risk in the crop or to spouses.