Payment limitations, payment eligibility, and average adjusted gross income provisions of the 2008 Farm Bill
The Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 modified many aspects of the previous payment limitations provisions enacted in past Farm Bills. Producers will need to be aware of these changes prior to initiating production or conservation program contracts with the USDA-Farm Service Agency or USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service in order to be in total compliance. This document is essentially a condensation of USDA-FSA 4-PL Handbook which provides the directions for the administration of the payment limitations provisions as legislated in the Farm Bill. It is intended only to provide an abbreviated reference for producers and interested individuals. Consulting the document itself as well as obtaining professional guidance for interpretation and implementation of any farm operation changes is strongly advised.