ACRE Program Enrollment Begins

ACRE Program Enrollment Opens on April 27, 2009

Producers have until Aug.14, 2009, to make their decision for the 2009 crop. USDA will not accept any late-filed applications.

Producers who elect the ACRE program for a farm agree to:

◦ forgo counter-cyclical payments;

◦ accept a 20-percent reduction of the direct payments; and

◦ accept a 30-percent reduction in loan rates for all commodities produced on the farm.

Commodities eligible for ACRE payments are wheat, corn, grain sorghum, barley, oats, upland cotton, long grain rice, medium and short grain rice, peanuts, soybeans, sunflower seed, canola, flaxseed, safflower, mustard seed, rapeseed, sesame seed, crambe, dry peas, lentils, small chickpeas and large chickpeas.

For more information about the ACRE program please visit your friendly local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county office or visit the following LINKS:

Farm Bill Home Page

ACRE Program Overview

Acre Fact Sheet

FSA Power Point ACRE

Univeristy of Illinois Farm Doc – Fast Tools (ACRE worksheet)

April 30, 2009 01:46 pm | News and Resources

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