7 CFR § 760.809 - Eligible damaging conditions.
(a) Except as provided in paragraphs (b) and (c) of this section, to be eligible for benefits under this part the loss of the crop, or reduction in quality, or prevented planting must be due to damaging weather or related conditions as defined in § 760.802.
(b) Benefits are not available under this part for any losses in quantity or quality, or prevented planting due to:
(1) Poor farming practices;
(2) Poor management decisions; or
(3) Drifting herbicides.
(c) With the exception of paragraph (d) of this section, in all cases, the eligible damaging condition must have directly impacted the specific crop or crop acreage during its planting or growing period.
(d) If FSA has determined that there has been an eligible loss of surface irrigation water due to drought and such loss of surface irrigation water impacts eligible crop acreage, FSA may approve assistance to the extent permitted by section 760.814.