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Laws and Regulations

Authorizing Acts and Statutes

A list of the most recent legislation affecting RMA's programs.

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.

Required Statements

In accordance with certain legislation and/or regulatory authority, statements are required on approved insurance provider-issued forms.

RMA Published Regulations

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

USDA Laws and Regulations

Contact Information

For more information, contact Director of Product Administration and Standards Division.