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Why Was Acre a No-Go with Iowa Farmers?


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  • Edwards, William M.
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    Abstract� In 2009 Iowa farmers had the opportunity to enroll in a new revenue support program called ACRE.� A survey showed that those who did enroll desired more risk protection and believed that payments from ACRE would exceed the value of direct payments forfeited.� Operators who did not enroll said the program was too complex, and they did not want to give up a portion of the direct payments.� Those who enrolled farmed more acres and depended more on crop production for their gross income, and were more likely to use crop insurance and pre-harvest pricing.�

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    Paper provided by Iowa State University, Department of Economics in its series Staff General Research Papers with number 34922.

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    Date of creation: 17 Dec 2011
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    Publication status: Published in Choices, Fourth Quarter 2011, vol. 26 no. 4
    Handle: RePEc:isu:genres:34922

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    Keywords: commodity; ACRE; farm program;

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