I do have some comments, of course:
- I wonder about the experience in the pilots--were most reports filed with FSA or with the company--is there a structural bias to the system?
- Did the pilot include surveys of producers using it?
- Will the savings of a more efficient system, besides benefiting producers, mean a reduction in funding for FSA operations or government support for insurance company administration?
- How is the spot-checking of acreage reports affected? If errors/fraud is discovered, what's the reporting process?