Agricultural Economics Department


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Published by the Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Nebraska – Lincoln. Copyright 2010 Regents of the University of Nebraska.


The new farm bill enacted by Congress in June 2008 includes a new revenue-based safety net, the Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) Program, that is available to producers beginning with the 2009 crop year. While final details and implementation of the program is yet to be announced by the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA), an analysis of the mechanics of ACRE and the relevant yields and prices to include in ACRE can help producers assess whether ACRE will be a good choice for this crop year and beyond.