ACRE, SURE and Farm Bill Analysis
Carl Zulauf, Ohio State University Professor of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics, has released a series of papers to explain ACRE, SURE, and their role in the new farm bill. I have summarized the papers and links here:
ACRE (Average Crop Revenue Election) Provisions in Conference Farm Bill – This one page article contains the provision of the Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) farm program option contained in the House-Senate Conference 2008 Farm Bill.
Understanding ACRE: Breakeven Price With Traditional Programs, Corn, Soybeans, Wheat – This paper contains a discussion of the choice between the ACRE (Average Crop Revenue Program) suite of farm programs and the traditional suite of farm programs.
Understanding ACRE: Its Revenue Guarantee – An important component of ACRE (Average Crop Revenue Program) is its state revenue target. This one-page article discusses the formula used to calculate the state revenue target.
2008 FARM BILL: WITH FOCUS ON ACRE & SURE – These are overheads regarding the 2008 Farm Bill. The overhead material focuses on the new programs, ACRE and SURE.