Plow Points

Wheeler and Jeff Davis County Extension

How Generic Base Could Be Treated – Update from Don Shurley

With the 2014 farm bill, cotton base on a farm became Generic Base. If you’ll recall, cotton base on a farm was frozen (could not be increased or decreased) but all other bases on the farm (bases of “covered commodities” like corn, soybeans, peanuts, wheat, etc.) could be retained as is or reallocated based on acres planted 2009-2012.
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AG Economics Recent Cotton Policy Developments by Don Shurley

Background and Summary of Recent Cotton Policy Developments

 Don Shurley – Cotton Economist/Professor Emeritus of Cotton Economics

Under the 2014 farm bill, cotton is not a “covered commodity” and not eligible for the ARC and PLC programs. Cotton’s “safety net” is STAX but STAX has not been as well utilized and accepted by growers as expected.
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