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Gordley: Soybean growers support extension over House proposal

The American Soybean Association will support a two-year extension of the current farm bill if the House insists that a new farm bill commodity title be based on target prices tied to current year plantings, John Gordley, who represents the American Soybean Association in Washington, told the Red River Farm Network in an interview broadcast Thursday.

Gordley also noted that he represents several crops that have smaller acreage and there is concern that high target prices and a program based on current plantings could reduce acreage for those crops.

The soybean growers, along with corn and canola growers, have proposed that commodity payments be based on a rolling average of recent years rather than the House proposal of current planted acres up to base.