Farm Bill 2023: Is There Bad Medicine in Base Acres and Reference Prices? Sep 1, 2023

    🕔Sep 1, 2023
    During debate on the Farm Bill in 1956, Senator Clinton Anderson (D-NM), who had been Secretary of Agriculture in the Truman Administration, argued against continuation of the New Deal era […]

    Farm Bill 2023: Planted Acres and Additional Pieces of the Base Acres Puzzle Aug 4, 2023

    🕔Aug 4, 2023
    The potential for a 2023 farm bill reauthorization appears to have made little progress going into the annual August Congressional recess, but has picked up more warnings about potential problems […]

    Farm Bill 2023: Reviewing Pieces of the Base Acres Puzzle Jul 21, 2023

    🕔Jul 21, 2023
    One of the enduring puzzles of American farm policy involves the acres for which farmers receive farm program payments. The Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs […]

    2014 Farm Bill Voluntary Base Acre Reallocation – Cost Assessment Sep 27, 2022

    🕔Sep 27, 2022
    Base acres are an early discussion topic for the next farm bill. Current base acres date to the 2014 farm bill.  This farm bill gave farmers the option to keep […]

    Allowing New Base Acres for Current Program Commodities Sep 5, 2022

    🕔Sep 5, 2022
    The 2002 and 2014 farm bills authorized voluntary base acre update and reallocation options, respectively.  Several individuals have asked the senior author about the feasibility of another voluntary base acre […]

    Cotton: The Evolving U.S. Safety Net May 14, 2021

    🕔May 14, 2021
    Cotton is an economically and politically important farm safety net commodity.  Following its program is thus important to understanding the forces and issues impacting the US farm safety net. This […]

    Tennessee: 5 Generic Base/Seed Cotton Program Meetings, Oct. 29-31 Sep 11, 2018

    🕔Sep 11, 2018
    University of Tennessee Extension is hosting 5 meetings to assist producers and landowners with finalizing their decisions regarding generic base acres and seed cotton as a result of the Bipartisan […]

    Texas: Seed Cotton/Base Acres Workshop, Seguin, July 30 Jul 23, 2018

    🕔Jul 23, 2018
    The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present the 2018 Farm Bill Seed Cotton/Base Acres Decision Workshop July 30 at the agency’s office for Guadalupe County. The workshop, for producers […]

    Cotton, Dairy: Policy Changes – A Bargain for the Government? Jan 15, 2018

    🕔Jan 15, 2018
    At this juncture in the debate over the next farm bill, two of the most discussed issues are what to do with commodity policy for cotton and dairy. Key considerations […]

    Farm Bill Hearing on Risk Management – Crop Insurance, Payment Limits, Base Acres Jul 26, 2017

    🕔Jul 26, 2017
    On Tuesday, the Senate Agriculture Committee held a Farm Bill hearing that focused on commodity, credit, and crop insurance programs.  This follows previous Farm Bill field hearings in both Kansas and […]


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