(Posted Mon. Apr 15th, 2013)

Keywords: Crop Insurance Farm Bill Risk Management ACRE

Apr. 15: As Congress has extended the 2008 farm bill for one year, farmers have an opportunity to enroll in the Average Crop Revenue Election program and Direct Cyclical and Counter-Cyclical programs in 2013. With sign-up for the programs closing on June 3 for ACRE and August 2 for DCP and CCP, those interested are urged to consider which option better suits their risk management needs and proceed accordingly. “It is important for farmers to remember that, while a new farm bill has yet to pass, they still have a variety of options to manage risk during the 2013 crop year,” said National Corn Growers Association Public Policy Action Team Chair Jim Reed. “As farmers, we all understand the importance of formulating a strategy to manage risk and selecting the right tools. While you work in the fields , we will continue our work in Washington to ensure that the best possible risk management tools are available for farmers and our safety net remains strong.” For those considering these...