Ag Policy Blog
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Wed Oct 1, 2014 05:06 PM CDT

We've had a couple of questions that make me go "Hmmm" over the last few days on farm bill programs.

CRP and Base Acres

What happens with land that comes out of the Conservation Reserve Program when you update base acres?

On Tuesday, as much as 1.81 million acres in Conservation Reserve Program could have expired from enrollment, though landowners did have the option to extend the contract for up to a year if they chose to do so.

There are roughly 9.2 million fewer acres in CRP since fiscal-year 2008, putting total acres in the program at just under ...

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