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Base Acres Becoming the Hot Potato of the New Farm Bill

Whether to update acreage bases and what to do with generic base have become some of the hottest issues in the new farm bill which is due to be written to replace the Agricultural Act of 2014 in 2018.

 

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Highlights From the February 2017 Farm Income Forecast

U.S. Farm Sector Profitability – The USDA Economic Research Service (ERS) has issued an update to its 2017 outlook for net farm income which is forecast to “… increase in 2017. Net cash farm income for 2017 is forecast at $100.4 billion, up $11.2 billion (12.6 percent) from 2016. Net[…]

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