ACRE and SURE Provisions in the New Farm Bill

September 3, 2008 at 7:30 am

This weeks’ podcast is based on an excellent article written by Stu Ellis on the farm bill. Stu runs a blog called the farm gate, a blog which I have cited several times in my own blog. Stu’s article focuses on ACRE and SURE, two recently unveiled programs in the new farm bill. Ellis writes:

ACRE and SURE programs will help farmers with risk management, not price protection, but details are still being written by USDA. Farmer may be pushed to purchase 75% crop insurance coverage to supplement the programs and be eligible for program benefits. Since the ACRE program replaces 20% of Direct Payments, farmers must determine if the loss of $3-5 per acre is worth the opportunity for longer term ACRE benefits.

Listen to my podcast based on Stu’s post here:

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