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

🕔Sep 11, 2018University 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, 2018The 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, 2018At 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, 2017On 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 […]

Cotton Planting: Generic Base Acres Program is a ‘Disconnect’ for Growers

🕔May 19, 2017This article continues discussion of cotton support, a key contemporary farm policy issue. Cotton is not a covered commodity under the ARC (Agriculture Risk Coverage) and PLC (Price Loss Coverage) […]

Farm Bill Programs: Beneath the Label – A Look at Generic Base Acres

🕔Apr 14, 2017A recent farm bill hearing before the House Ag Committee included concerns about how cotton farmers were treated by the 2014 Farm Bill. Comments indicated a concern that cotton farmers […]

Farm Policy: Comparing Payments Made on Base vs. Planted Acres, 2014-2016 Crops

🕔Feb 8, 2017An on-going issue in U.S. crop policy is whether payments should be made on historical base acres, as generally done under recent U.S. farm bills, or on current planted acres. […]

Cottonseed As “Other” Oilseed? Plenty Of Complications.

🕔Jan 28, 2016This article describes and assesses the proposal to add cottonseed to the list of “other oilseeds.” The proposal is important due to its potential cost and because it raises other […]

Cotton Base Acres Count as Generic Base Under Farm Bill

🕔Feb 27, 2015Cotton is no longer a covered commodity eligible for enrollment in programs contained in the 2014 Farm Bill. Existing 2013 cotton base acreage is now generic base acreage. Generic base […]

Texas Farm Bill: Feb. 27 Deadline for Base and Yield Information Update

🕔Feb 23, 2015Texas farmers are reminded to contact local U.S. Department of Agriculture-Farm Service Agency offices to update base and yield information by Feb. 27, as agriculture industry officials discussed the 2014 […]

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