Published on: 19:10PM Feb 11, 2009
I wanted to throw in my two cents on program rule changes - I think I read something on AgWeb and maybe John Phipps talked about it on US Farm Report. I think the rule change is extremely unfair to those of us that have traditionally grown non-program crops. We have smaller program acreages as a result of historically growing non-program crops and as a result are not receiving payments on vegetable crop acres. With the rule change corn-soybean growers would be getting a subsidy to compete against us - I am happy to compete but the field needs to be level. Either we get paid on non-program acres or corn-soybean growers give up payments on non-program crops. Actually I would like to see payments eliminated for all crops but that is probably another discussion. Thanks for your interest.
Livingston County, NY