Farm Service Agency State Executive Director Aaron Krauter announced today that FSA has begun distributing Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) payments for revenue losses associated with corn grown in North Dakota. Discontinued by the 2014 Farm Bill, the ACRE program provided producers with protection from revenue losses for crops grown in 2009-2013.
Corn was the only crop eligible for October payments that was grown in North Dakota in the 2013 crop year. 2,359 producers on 4,551 farms in North Dakota enrolled 2.22 million acres in ACRE. Payments to North Dakota producers through ACRE total more than 43 million dollars, however the Budget Control Act passed by Congress in 2011 requires these payments to be reduced by 5.1 percent.
For more information on ACRE, producers should contact their local FSA office or visit FSA’s website at www.fsa.usda.gov .