2018 Farm Bill

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  1. Rjack

    Rjack Well-Known Member

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    What is the issue with not hitting the max acres?
     
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    If the money is not used it will be allocated for food stamps or some other non habitat related program.

    It’ll be more crop and less habitat, good for more run off and fewer pheasants/quail/deer.
     
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    All it says is if it's 300$ land it's better off in production. Seems understandable

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    Time will tell. I’m concerned that PF and Ducks Unlimited gave the program away. 80-85% of cash rent and 40% cost share will not get many land owners excited.

    I see big fields all crop in 10-15 years. Pheasants need more than 60 foot buffers.

    Just my two cents.
     
  6. IowaBowHunter1983

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    Where are you finding specifics on cost share and rental rates
     
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    The final draft had 85% of rental rate, and 40% cost share.

    I don’t know if that changed. It’s possible certain programs may have different cost share and payments?

    Crossing fingers that there’s a “go to” option
     
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    I read “80-90% of county rental rates” in a few articles. That in itself is a loaded statement as well.... for example.... county average may be $200 for cash rent average BUT - if u r putting in low quality or erodible ground (Which is generally what they want to enroll) - those cash rent rates could be $100-125 for that same County.

    So- would it be 1) “85% of what the county average is irregardless of soil type” OR 2) would it be “85% of county average for the types of soil u r wanting to put into crp”? That’s a big difference!!! The words “up to 80% or 85% of rental rates” is used so it might be a longer discussion on how this works. If it’s the 1st- that’s going to be very attractive to some landowners.

    If a guy could put 30 csr ground into crp at 85% of $200/acre (example county average) - no Brainer many folks would do it. Folks with 85 csr ground would not do it. Which- isn’t a bad system if that’s how it shakes out.

    The other main question I’m trying to figure out... did the crop years change? Last farm bill it was something along the lines of “4 of 6 crop years from 2008 to 2013 “ or something like that. I am very curious to see if they update the crop years!!!!!
     
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    Crop years should change Skip!

    Note—I “think” it’s 85% of the soil type. Hopefully they get the fact sheet out soon.
     
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