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Why Was Acre a No-Go with Iowa Farmers?


  • Edwards, William M.


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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  • Edwards, William M., 2011. "Why Was Acre a No-Go with Iowa Farmers?," Staff General Research Papers Archive 34922, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:isu:genres:34922

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    1. Zulauf, Carl R. & Orden, David, 2014. "Assessing the Political Economy of the 2014 U.S. Farm Bill," Proceedings Issues, 2014: Food, Resources and Conflict, December 7-9, 2014, San Diego, California 197160, International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium.

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    commodity; ACRE; farm program;

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    • Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics

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