ACRE Resource Center

May 13, 2010 07:00 PM
 

Sara Schafer, AgWeb Business & Crops Online Editor
 
Use the webinars, articles, analysis and online tools below to help you make your Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) decisions.
 
Webinars
The Economics of the 2010 ACRE Decision (available until June 15, 2010)
Describes the economic factors involved in the 2010 ACRE enrollment decision (Gary Schnitkey, farmdoc)
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Summary and Benefits to ACRE (available until June 15, 2010)
Describes the benefits of ACRE and summarizes some of the more important ACRE provisions (Gary Schnitkey and Nick Paulson, farmdoc)
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Download: PDF
 
ACRE Election and Enrollment (available until June 15, 2010)
Provides a complete description of the ACRE election and sign-up process (Stan Wilson, Farm Service Agency, U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Play Now: FLASH (popup player)
Download: PDF
 
 
Online Tools
 
ACRE Decision tool
This program compares payments under ACRE and traditional commodity program options available in the 2008 farm bill.

ACRE Decision Aid
Texas A&M University,  
 
Articles and Analysis
Historical Analysis of ACRE (July 2009)
We conducted an historical analysis of the ACRE program using data from 1977 through 2007. This analysis provides indications of: the frequency of ACRE payments, the size of ACRE payments and the frequency with which farm triggers are met.
 
Five-Year Olympic Average Yields and ACRE (April 2009)
Five-year Olympic average yields will enter into the calculation of eligibility and amount of payments received under ACRE, an option made available in the 2008 farm bill for receiving commodity program payments.
 
The ACRE Program Decision and Some Illustrative Examples (February 2009)
A fundamental change in commodity title programs in the 2008 farm bill resulted in the creation of the new ACRE program.
 
Questions and Answers about the ACRE Provision of the 2008 Farm Bill (January 2009)
This document describes the ACRE program, a choice farmers have for receiving federal farm commodity payments.
 
 
National Corn Growers Association Information
 

 
You can e-mail Sara Schafer at sschafer@farmjournal.com.
 

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