Although sign-up for the ACRE program is past for the 2009 crop, farm operators and landowners who did enroll may have the choice of making a decision of whether to list corn, soybeans, or wheat as their top priority for receiving payments, reminds Stu Ellis, editor of the farm gate blog.

This decision is due on Sept. 30.

“ACRE payments are based on acres, and if the objective is to maximize revenue, the decision would be to give the priority to the crop that has the highest payment rate per acre,” he says. Not all farms will be eligible; only those with planted acreage more than 20 percent larger than their base acres.

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Source: The farm gate blog