Farm Bill Updates: Summer 2013:
Daily updates of media coverage of the farm bill are at: http://farmpolicy.com/
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
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:
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.