The former chiefs of USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) are supporting conservation compliance for  all programs including crop insurance in the farm bill. 

In a letter to the farm bill conferees the seven former chiefs said, “As you take steps to modernize our farm safety net, we urge you to make sure that compliance provisions cover all income support, including eligibility for crop and revenue insurance premium subsidies.”  They also indicated that for the widest participation possible that crop insurance should be available at the “same cost” to all producers regardless of income. 

The chiefs served in the administrations of President Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama.