The deadline for the Direct and Counter-Cyclical Program (DCP) and the Average Crop Revenue Election Program (ACRE), is quickly approaching. Producers who have not signed up for either program have until June 1 to do so.
“Producers must be aware of these deadlines and take action,” USDA Farm Service Agency Acting Director Bruce Nelson told me.
Farmers and ranchers who choose to participate must enroll their farms each year in the revenue-based ACRE program or the price-based DCP safety net. Producers who chose to stay in the DCP program after June 1, 2009, have the option of changing over to the ACRE program. Those who enrolled in the ACRE program in 2009 or thereafter, cannot return to DCP.
To enroll or to receive more information, visit any Farm Service Agency county office or visit our website.