Young farmers want base acres changes

Young farmers want base acres changes

Young farmers are asking members of Congress to improve base acre limitations in the next farm bill.

Mississippi crop farmer Christian Good says he’s not eligible to enroll in current risk management programs because he does not meet base acre requirements.

“My recommendation would be to devise some way for young producers to build base without adopting a policy for mandatory base updates,” he says. “The House Agriculture Committee just recently marked up a farm bill provision that will allow producers a one-time option of building base on their current farming operation.

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