USDA’s Farm Service Agency Administrator Jonathan Coppess announced the states that have met revenue “triggers” for the ’09 Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) program payments for acres of wheat, barley and oats. Payments are revenue-based and determined based on crop production and the National Average Market Price for covered commodities planted on the farm.
"The ACRE program provides financial and risk management advantages to eligible producers," Coppess said. "Producers who enrolled a farm in ACRE will receive 2009 ACRE payments after Oct. 1 of this year on ‘planted or considered planted’ acres of these three crops, if both state and farm revenue criteria are met."
In addition to state ACRE eligibility, enrolled farms in an eligible state must meet revenue trigger requirements for the three crops. Revenue triggers for a commodity must be met on both a state and farm basis. A listing of the states that meet the revenue triggers for the ’09 crops of wheat, barley and oats is available at http://www.fsa.usda.gov/Internet/FSA_File/2009_st_trigger_status.pdf.
States that meet the revenue triggers for other commodities will be determined after the ’09-10 marketing year average price is published by the National Agricultural Statistical Service. The list of states that met the revenue trigger for peanuts was published on Aug. 31, ’10. The scheduled publishing dates for other crops are as follows: corn, grain sorghum, soybeans, dry peas and lentils – Sept. 29, ’10; Upland cotton – Oct. 8, ’10; large chickpeas, small chickpeas, sunflower seed, canola, flaxseed, mustard seed, rapeseed, safflower, crambe and sesame seed – Nov. 30, ’10; and long grain rice, medium and short grain rice – Jan. 31, ’11.