Farmers argue the next farm bill needs to address the inequities in farm programs caused by how base acres are calculated.
Mark Hoffmann farms near Whitewater in southern Wisconsin and is the Wisconsin Corn Growers Association President. “We need to keep the crop insurance, and then market development and then market access. We need to keep that stuff there, and bring money if we need to, if we can find some to help out a little bit, and that’s kind of our big things, those three things.”
He says nationally, corn growers at the last Corn Congress meetings supported a mandatory update to the base acres for USDA programs, to accurately reflect what’s being produced today.