Laws and Regulations
Administrative Regulations 7 CFR Part 400
Administrative Regulations include Subparts A-Z. These subparts cover topics including, but not limited to: Actual Production History (APH) (Subpart G), Appeal Procedure (Subpart J), Reinsurance Agreement (Subpart L), Ineligibility (Subpart U), Submission of private products (Subpart V), and FCIC interpretations (Subpart X).
Final Agency Determinations (FADs)
RMA responds to requests for FADs of any portion of the Federal Crop Insurance Act or regulation made under the Act. RMA provides FADs for regulations in effect for the current crop year and three previous crop years.
A process of assisted negotiations that focuses on the future and the working relationship of the parties in order to resolve a disagreement.
National Appeals Division Determinations
RMA decisions (except Good Farming Practice Determinations) that are adverse to participants are appealable to USDA’s National Appeals Division. The NAD determination states whether the RMA adverse decision is erroneous.
In accordance with certain legislation and/or regulatory authority, statements are required on approved insurance provider-issued forms.
Regulations enable RMA to carry out its mission of promoting, supporting, and regulating risk management solutions to preserve and strengthen economic stability of America's agricultural producers.
Small Business Non-Retaliation Policy
Authorizing Acts and Statutes
The following links will take you off the RMA Web site. Although we make every effort to link to quality sites, RMA is not responsible for the content or privacy policies used by non-federal government Web sites. RMA does not endorse any products, private or public, available on these sites.
- Federal Crop Insurance Act, as amended by 2018 Farm Bill
- 2018 Farm Bill
- 2018 Bipartisan Budget Act
- 2014 Farm Bill
- Federal Crop Insurance Act, as amended by the 2014 Farm Bill
- Agriculture Risk Protection Act of 2000
For more information, contact the Director of Product Administration and Standards Division.