Montana Counties Participate in ACRE Program

The USDA’s new Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) program has approved 911 Montana farms for 2009.
The ACRE program is part of the 2008 Farm Bill that provides producers with a state-level revenue guarantee. The revenue is based on a five-year state Olympic average yield and a two-year national average price. Payments are made when farm-level triggers are met.
Producers and farmers that participate in ACRE receive a 20 percent reduction in direct payments and 30 percent deduction in loan rates. Those who participate are in a contract until the 2012 crop year.
Participating counties include : Beaverhead, 1; Big Horn, 3; Blaine, 32; Broadwater, 2, Carbon, 0; Carter, 4; Cascade, 35; Chouteau, 258; Custer, 1; Daniels, 17; Dawson, 2; Deer Lodge, 0; Fallon, 10; Fergus, 16; Flathead, 16; Gallatin, 3; Garfield, 2; Glacier, 3; Golden Valley, 6; Granite, 0; Hill, 42; Jefferson, 0; Judith Basin, 0; Lake, 6; Lewis & Clark, 6; Liberty, 16; Lincoln, 0; Madison, 4; McCone, 19; Meagher, 0; Mineral, 0; Missoula, 1; Musselshell, 0; Park, 4; Petroleum, 0; Phillips, 18; Pondera, 79; Powder River, 0; Powell, 0; Prairie, 0; Ravalli, 0: Richland, 6; Roosevelt, 70; Rosebud, 7; Sanders, 0; Sheridan, 61; Silver Bow, 0; Stillwater, 2; Sweet Grass, 0; Teton, 102; Toole, 20; Treasure, 0; and Valley, 33.
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