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Farm Bill Updates: Summer 2013:
Daily updates of media coverage of the farm bill are at:   This is a free site and is updated daily. Free subscription information is in the left column.
May 23: Proposed price support levels in the House and Senate bills: University of Illinois
May 16: Evaluation of the Commodity Provisions of the House and Senate: University of Illinois 
May 7: The important questions to be resolved between the House and Senate ag committees: University of Illinois


June 11, 2013: Level of government support for CORN under House and Senate proposals: Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois.
June 10, 2013: Farm Bill Passes the Senate. For a summary of the Senate version see:  


Our objective is to provide current information on the new farm bill. These sites are believed to be accurate and unbiased, but Purdue has not checked for accuracy or bias. The responsibility for this information lies with the various authors.


2013 ACRE vs. DCP Decision: * ( By June 3, 2013 )

Purdue Economic Evaluation of the Cost and Potential Benefits of 2013 ACRE participation:
University of Illinois ACRE Information from Gary Schnitkey:
University of Illinois 2013 ACRE Decision Calculator from Gary Schnitkey:




2012 and Prior ACRE Decision

Farmers and landowners who have not enrolled in ACRE keep the option to sign-up through 2012. USDA’s Farm Service Agency maintains a spreadsheet calculator which can be used to analyze the ACRE program with the latest program prices and yields for each state.

Texas A&M has constructed a spreadsheet calculator that incorporates variability of prices and yields for farmers who want to examine the benefits and costs of ACRE under a variety of uncertain scenarios. Archived presentations by Roman Keeney and Tamara Ogle explain appropriate use of these calculators for analyzing individual farm ACRE decisions. Other resources linked here offer discussion of the ACRE program rules and how they compare to alternative payment programs available to farmers.



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