It's not too late to enroll in the 2010 ACRE program, and Steve Johnson, Farm Management Specialist with Iowa State University says his strategy for the ACRE program would be to focus on farms where you want to plant soybeans.
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For the text of the comments, click here: ACRE Program comments
Again, the enrollment deadline for the 2010 ACRE program is June 1st. The grower's signature is required, along with the landowner's signature. Johnson stresses that the ACRE program replaces the counter-cyclical government program, it does not replace crop insurance. He says it's very complementary with crop insurance. Johnson suggests that if we hadn't had a counter-seasonal rally in corn in October, November and December of 2009, there would have been Illinois, Iowa and Missouri farms generating $20 to $40 an acre in ACRE payments.