In the view of North Dakota Corn Growers Association Executive Director Dale Ihry, there are positive adjustments made to the ARC-county provisions in the House Agriculture Committee farm bill, including the use of RMA data. The reduction in base acres is a concern. “If the farmer doesn’t plant an annual crop for X number of years, their base will go away and not be eligible for payment. I’m concerned about how that would work for our farmers who grow more than corn, wheat and soybeans. We’ll be working to get this tweaked down the road.”
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