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Payment Eligibility

Payment Eligibility

The Agricultural Act of the 1970 established the first payment limitation provisions. Since that time, the payment limitation provisions have been expanded to include:

  • More programs such as commodity, price support, conservation, and disaster assistance

  • Provisions for payment eligibility based on whether a person or legal entity is “actively engaged in farming,” a cash rent tenant, or a foreign person

  • Limitations on the average adjusted gross income (AGI) as a condition of payment eligibility.

Information about the various Payment Eligibility categories is available on the FSA Web site by clicking the links below for content:


Actively Engaged in Farming

Information for those actively engaged in farming Click here for details


Adjusted Gross Income

For Information on Adjusted Gross Income Click here for details


Conservation Compliance

For Information on Conservation Compliance Click here for details


Controlled Substance

For information on Controlled Substance Click here for details


Deceased Person

For Information on Deceased Person Click here for details


Foreign Persons

For Information on Foreign Persons Click here for details


Payment Limitations

For Information on Payment Limitations Click here for details




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