ACRE program enrollments were concentrated in the Heartland

ACRE program enrollments were concentrated in the Heartland

The ACRE program recently authorized by the 2008 Farm Act provides revenue protection to producers in exchange for a 20-percent reduction in their annual direct payment allotments, a 30-percent reduction in marketing loan rates, and the forgoing of counter-cyclical payments. One enrolled, ACRE participants remain in the program through the 2012-13 crop year. States with the highest levels of ACRE-enrolled base acres were in regions dominated by wheat, corn, and soybean production; 96 percent of the national total of planted acreage on ACRE farms is in those regions. This map was originally published in the ERS report, Factors Influencing ACRE Program Enrollment, ERR-84, December 2009.


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