NCGA Hosts Free ACRE Webinar – July 1

With the sign-up deadline for the Average Crop Revenue Election, or ACRE, program in mid-August, the National Corn Growers Association is urging growers to learn more about ACRE through NCGA’s on-line “webinar”, on Wednesday, July 1, from 8 to 9 a.m. central.NCGA chairman Ron Litterer tells Brownfield that ACRE has risk management advantages for corn and soybean growers in particular. Right now, he says producers have to be thinking about the volatility of the marketplace and what it means to their operations, “And does the current bill, with fixed payments/loan rates down around $2 give them any support? You know, there’s such a thing that maybe the ACRE program isn’t going to provide any support either, but if that happens you really didn’t need it.”

Under ACRE, producers pay a small part of their fixed payment but by giving that up, Litterer says, they gain considerable risk coverage.

Litterer, who farms in Iowa, signed up his acres in the ACRE program on Monday. The deadline for signup is August 14th.

To register for the free July first ACRE Webinar, go online to:  National Corn Growers Association

June 26, 2009 05:44 pm | Education and News

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