Officials with the USDA Farm Service Agency now are faced with deciding how to handle the Average Crop Revenue Election program for the 2013 crop.
Millions of dollars in direct payments this year could hinge on USDA's decision.
ACRE was supposed to end last Sept. 30 with the sunset of the 2008 farm bill. If you remember specifics of the program, once a producer opted in a piece of ground, that tract could not be removed from ACRE until the end of the farm bill.
With the nine-month extension now signed, questions have been raised over whether producers can sign up for ACRE or whether land already ...