UNL Offers Information, Tools for Farm Bill Sign-up
April 3, 2009
On Tuesday the USDA extended the sign-up deadline from June 1 to Aug. 14 for the Direct and County-cyclical Program (DCP) and the new Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) Program. This allows the producer another 10 weeks to decide whether to participate in the ACRE program or remain in DCP.
For further information on these programs, contact your FSA office or visit UNL's Farm Bill 2008 Web site. This site offers educational videos and tools for evaluating the new ACRE and SURE programs. You also may want to contact your local Extension educator about upcoming farm bill meetings in your area.
For further USDA information about the sign-up extension, see the news release, USDA Responds to Producer Concerns by Extending Sign-up Date for DCP and ACRE Programs.