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ACRE Enrollment Opens April 27

USDA says producers can enroll in the Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) program beginning April 27. ACRE is the new option to the traditional counter-cyclical payments provided in the 2008 farm bill

USDA says producers can enroll in the Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) program beginning April 27. ACRE is the new option to the traditional counter-cyclical payments provided in the 2008 farm bill.

Producers will have until Aug. 14 to make their decision for the 2009 crop. Producers who elect the ACRE program for a farm agree to: 1) forgo counter-cyclical payments; 2) accept a 20% reduction of the direct payments; and 3) accept a 30% reduction in loan rates for all commodities produced on the farm. More info about the ACRE program is available at local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county office.