There has been a lot of confusion surrounding the new farm bill and Generic Base (Old Cotton Base). Early County Agent, Brian Creswell, has some advice that may clear this up some.
All crops that will be planted in 2015 will be assigned to generic base first. You do not get to designate what you want on your generic base. It will assigned by taking the total number of acres you plant of each crop and dividing that by the total numbers of acres you planted to give you a percentage of that crop. That percentage will be multiplied by your generic base acres and that many acres of the crop will be applied to generic base. Know that it’s clear as mud the following example may clear things up.
In this example it shows the total number of acres planted in a covered commodity which is 175 and…
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