In the December 12, 2017, Federal Register, USDA amended the Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation provisions to conform to changes regarding conservation compliance made by the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation to regulations in Catastrophic Risk Protection Endorsement, the Area Risk Protection Insurance Basic Provisions, and the Common Crop Insurance Policy Basic Provisions. The changes are aimed at providing more flexibility for conservation compliance determinations, reducing burdens on policyholders, and allowing the conservation compliance certification process for crop insurance to be administered more consistently with the practices of the Farm Service Agency ("FSA"). The rule was effective December 12, 2017.

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