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Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor

Friday 08/22/14

Looking at Base Acre Decisions Facing Farmers
Farmers and others who were on the DTN webinar Thursday had a lot of questions about base acres. Here are some details from the webinar and USDA's Farm Service Agency website.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 2:23PM CDT 08/22/14 by Chris Clayton | Post a Comment
Comments (3)
You may want to correct the years that will be used to update base acre yields. I believe that it is 2008-2012.
Posted by Mr. Brandy at 8:38AM CDT 08/26/14
I can put wheat and oats in soybeans , can I put it in Corn . I'm on continues Corn for the past 5 years , can I put all my Base acres in Corn . Thankyou Bob Slicker
Posted by Unknown at 9:41AM CDT 08/26/14
Mr. Brandy, the article is accurate with regard to the years used for updating base acres. You are thinking of updating CC yields. (B) REALLOCATION FORMULA.â?”The reallocation of base acres among covered commodities on a farm shall be in proportion to the ratio ofâ?” (i) the 4-year average ofâ?” (I) the acreage planted on the farm to each covered commodity for harvest, grazing, haying, silage, or other similar purposes for the 2009 through 2012 crop years; and (II) any acreage on the farm that the producers were prevented from planting during the 2009 through 2012 crop years to that covered commodity because of drought, flood, or other natural disaster, or other condition beyond the control of the producers, as determined by the Secretary; to (ii) the 4-year average ofâ?” (I) the acreage planted on the farm to all covered commodities for harvest, grazing, haying, silage, or other similar purposes for such crop years; and (II) any acreage on the farm that the producers were prevented from planting during such crop years to covered commodities because of drought, flood, or other natural disaster, or other condition beyond the control of the producers, as determined by the Secretary.
Posted by G. Sean O'neill at 12:31AM CDT 09/02/14
 

Thursday 08/21/14

Report: U.S. Lost WTO Ruling
A report came out Thursday claiming that the U.S. lost the Country of Origin ruling in the World Trade Organization. The U.S. Trade Representative's office and U.S. Department of Agriculture declined to confirm or deny the report.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 8:13PM CDT 08/21/14 by Chris Clayton | Post a Comment
Comments (1)
Chris: Iâ?™ve been following this story as you have for some time now. Iâ?™m still looking for someone to explain to me why itâ?™s not okay for consumers in the USA to know where the things they buy in the grocery store come from? And why are there livestock organizations that donâ?™t want COOL in effect? Can you help me understand this a little more clearly?
Posted by Chad Smith at 4:20PM CDT 08/24/14
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