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National Corn Growers Association considers updates to base acres in farm bill

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U.S. corn farmers are considering two base acre updates for the next farm bill at Corn Congress at the Commodity Classic.

South Dakota Corn Growers Association’s DaNita Murray says the mandatory base acre updates focus on the long-term programs in the farm safety net.

“What acres qualify for those programs? What crops on those acres qualify and what acres don’t qualify?”

She says South Dakota’s stance is simple.

“If you haven’t grown a program crop in awhile you shouldn’t be in these programs.”

Proposed policy changes include support for a voluntary base acre modification using planting history that allows farmers to establish a base, if without base, to add base if under based, or to add a new crop to existing base.

National Corn Growers Association considers updates to base acres in farm bill