Considered Planted

Business / Agriculture / Considered Planted: Refers to a provision of the Agricultural Act of 1949 that was used to implement the base acreage and yield system for the 1991-95 crops, a provision that was suspended by the FAIR Act of 1996. Under previous law, crop acreage bases were, in general, calculated as a 5-year average of planted and considered planted acreage. Acreage considered planted includes acreage idled under production adjustment programs or for weather-related reasons or natural disasters: acreage devoted to conservation purposes or planted to certain other allowed commodities: and acreage USDA determines is necessary for fair and equitable treatment.

Considered Planted

Business / Agriculture / Considered Planted: Refers to a provision of the Agricultural Act of 1949 that was used to implement the base acreage and yield system for the 1991-95 crops, a provision that was suspended by the FAIR Act of 1996. Under MORE

Crop Acreage Base

Business / Agriculture / Crop Acreage Base: A crop-specific measure equal to the average number of acres planted (or considered planted) to a particular program crop for the previous five years. The sum of the crop acreage bases for all program MORE

Base (Or Contract) Acreage

Business / Agriculture / Base (Or Contract) Acreage: A farm’s crop-specific acreage of wheat, feed grains, upland cotton, or rice eligible to enroll in commodity programs under previous legislation, and subsequently eligible for production flexibility MORE

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