The Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) Program, adopted by Congress in the 2008 Farm Bill, represents a fundamental reform in U.S. farm policy. With rising input costs, greater market volatility and other operational challenges, this program provides an additional risk management tool for producers. While federal crop insurance offers substantial protection for crop failure, ACRE is intended to address less significant losses not adequately covered by insurance or disaster assistance programs.

Recently, NCGA cosponsored a webinar with DTN to advise growers how to assess how well this innovative farm safety net protected crop revenue for 2009 and how to discover its potential usefulness in 2010-2012. Guests included Farm Service Agency ACRE expert Brent Orr and Ohio State University economist Carl Zulauf. For those who were unable to participate, the webinar is available for rebroadcast or downloading on the DTN website. Click here to access it.

Study ACRE Before Next Signup

University of Illinois, ACRE Comparison Tool (May 2010)

Surprises in Size of 2009 Wheat Payments

ACRE Risk Management Tools Sites

Barley Preliminary ACRE Program Guarantees in ($/Acre) and Benchmark State Yield in (Bu./Acre) for 2010 Crop Year

Final ACRE Program Parameters Feb. 1, 2010

ACRE Program FAQ (May 2010)

University of Illinois 2008 Farm Bill Presentation- PPT

Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute

Other ACRE Information

FSA Production Records Form

ACRE for Landowners Alternatives for 2010 (May 2010)

Direct and Counter-Cyclical Program/ACRE-USDA