Roger Betz
District Extension Farm
Management Agent
Southwest Michigan

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2010 ACRE Decision (See below for Information about ACRE, SURE and 2008 Farm Bill)

2010 ACRE Decision News Release

2008 Land Rent Values

2008 MI Land Values & Leasing Rates

WEBINAR on SURE

Webinar Power Point Handout 1

Webinar Power Point Handout 2

Webinar USDA FACT Sheet Handout 3

SURE Calculator

SURE Fact Sheet

USDA August 12 Crop Report - What are ACRE Implications?

July 31, 2009 WEBINAR on ACRE-The Right Choice

Here the speakers Hilker, Betz, Schweikhardt, talk about why most farms with "base" planted to corn or wheat should sign up for the New ACRE Program. Click on this link: ACRE WEBINAR

Webinar Power Point Handout

ACRE - USDA Handout

Hilker,Betz, Black Staff Paper - Farmer Alert on ACRE

2008 Farm Bill - Commodities and Disaster Information

The 2008 Farm Bill has substantial incentives to encourage farmers to take responsibility to manage their revenue risk. Both the new ACRE and SURE programs are designed to help reduce revenue risk. Revenue takes into account both price and yield. Revenue = Price X Yield

Web Cast by Roger Betz, Click on link below:

OVERVIEW

DIRECT AND COUNTER-CYCLICAL

ACRE CALCULATIONS

THE ACRE DECISION

DISASTER and CROP INSURANCE OVERVIEW

SURE CROP PROTECTION

DAIRY PROGRAMS By Bill Robb

Written materials below:

Understanding ACRE - The Decision Question by Zulauf

SURE presentaion by Barnaby

Excel Calculators below:

ACRE Calculator

Links to Information below:

Link to USDA Web site

Click on the links below for information on:

Farm Financial Records - MSU Telfarm system

Business Succession & Estate Planning

Farm Business Financial Management

Income Tax Management

Commodity Marketing

Human Resource Management

Risk Management (Financial, Crop Insurance and Marketing)

MSU Ag Econ Department

Ag Econ Search for Articles by key words

FIRM Team Resource Page