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USDA Gearing Up to Make 2009-Crop ACRE Payments

September 24, 2010

Roger Bernard, Farm Journal Policy & Washington Editor

USDA is gearing up to put the finishing touches on the Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) payments for 2009 crops. While not all the data is in yet, USDA has determined which states for wheat, barley and oats met the ACRE trigger for 2009.

Based on information from FSA, here's a look at the states which did NOT meet the 2009 ACRE trigger:

  • Wheat: Colorado; North Dakota, Alaska, Mass., New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont and Wyoming.
  • As for barley and oats, the data so far appears incomplete as FSA notes it is still "to be determined" on whether several states met the state trigger for ACRE.

Here's a link to access the FSA data.

So what about other crops?

  • Peanuts: List was published Aug. 31, 2010.
  • Corn, grain sorghum, soybeans, dry peas, and lentils: To be published Sept. 29, 2010.
  • Upland cotton: To be published Oct. 8, 2010;
  • Large chickpeas, small chickpeas, sunflower seed, canola, flaxseed, mustard seed, rapeseed, safflower, crambe, and sesame seed: To be published Nov. 30, 2010.
  • Long grain rice, medium and short grain rice: To be published Jan. 31, 2011.

Recall that for ACRE, both a state and a farm trigger have to be met for an ACRE payment to be made. FSA contacts note the farm-level determinations will be made at the county level.

Expectations are FSA will start making payments in late-October on 2009 crops relative to ACRE.


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