Chip's Chore Time
Chore time for me isn't what it used to be when I was growing up on our eastern Iowa farm. In fact... I don't even have horse chores to do any more!
ACRE and SURE Webinars
Jan 30, 2009
Chore time for me isn't what it used to be when I was growing up on our eastern Iowa farm, but taking care of two horses in the morning before I head in for work gives me a little time to think about the day ahead. Each morning, stop at this spot to get a feeling for the "tone of the day" - and some attitude about agriculture and the markets.
I was thinking…
... about gearing up for ACRE and SURE discussions.
Yes, we're still waiting for the details of exactly how USDA's new ACRE and SURE programs will be implemented. But, there's enough information about how payments will be triggered, how benchmarks will be established and the level of potential payments already available. We diagrammed ACRE in the Jan. 24 Pro Farmer newsletter, which started the flow of questions about the new farm program safety net.
Iowa State University Farm & Ag Business Management Specialist Steve Johnson is a long-time Pro Farmer friend. He has put together an excellent, 40-minute webinar on ACRE and SURE. To view it, click here.
Another ACRE and SURE webinar opportunity is coming up Monday night. The Iowa Farm Bureau and Iowa Corn Growers Association is sponsoring a live webcast on Feb. 2 at 7:00 p.m. CT. Click here for the link to get you connected to this live event.
Let's watch these events and then start a discussion about concerns and opportunities generated by ACRE and SURE.