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Program Choices Next Fall
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Wed Mar 5, 2014 02:44 PM CST

SAN ANTONIO (DTN) -- Farmers won't sign up for new farm programs until their 2014 spring crops are in the bin next fall, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Friday.

In weighing the enrollment options for the new commodity programs, USDA decided sign up would begin with fall-planted crops such as wheat, Vilsack told reporters at Commodity Classic.

Vilsack said USDA has to operate the new commodity programs and roll them out in a thoughtful, constructive manner. He said he wants to ensure farmers understand the choices they have to make, the rules involved and impact of those choices as they ...

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