This article describes a tool developed by Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service to aid in the decision to enroll in a new commodity program contained in the 2008 Farm Bill. Producers have the option to enroll in the Direct Counter-Cyclical Payment (DCP) program or the Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) program. The choice between ACRE and DCP is an important decision for farm profitability. The ACRE program is complex, and the calculation of potential ACRE payments can be quite daunting. The ACRE decision tool was developed to perform the calculations necessary to estimate potential ACRE payments for the 2009-2012 crop years.
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Campiche, J., Dicks, M., Jones, R., Sanders, L., Skipper, D., & DeVuyst, E. A. (2010). 2008 Farm Bill Decision Tools. The Journal of Extension, 48(4), Article 28. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol48/iss4/28