Missouri Corn Growers called members to discuss the ongoing 2014 Farm Bill. The call featured Missouri Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler from the 4th District and Dr. Scott Brown from the University of Missouri. Congresswoman Hartzler, a member on the Agricultural Committee, and the House of Representatives have approved a five-year Farm Bill that reforms farm policy, cuts waste and abuse from the food stamp program, and replaces direct payments to farmers with a safety net to protect them when they suffer significant losses. The hosts reminded callers of the February 27th deadline for making updates on base acres, payment yields, and choosing a Commodity Program Choice. If farmers do not make a decision by the deadline, PLC is the default option and all 2014 payments will be surrendered.