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.
Below are links to detail information about the various Payment Eligibility categories available on the FSA Web site:
Actively Engaged in Farming
Adjusted Gross Income