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Updating base could help farm bill funding, but at political cost

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27, 2017 - As lawmakers are preparing to write the next farm bill, they're strapped for the cash they need to cover a long list of demands. One source of money is to require farmers to update their crop base acreage, which determines what they receive in commodity payments, but the idea would face significant political challenges.
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FAPRI lowers corn, soybean forecasts

WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2017 – Economists with the University of Missouri’s Food and Agriculture Policy Institute (FAPRI) lowered projections of corn and soybean prices in their latest 10-year forecast of the farm economy
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