Acreage

Science / Geology / Acreage: An area, measured in acres, that is owned or controlled by one or more owners or lessees. "Gross Acreage" is the entire geographic area under control. "Net Acreage" is the gross acreage multiplied by the fractional share of any individual owner or lessee.

Normal Crop Acreage

Business / Agriculture / Normal Crop Acreage: The acreage on a farm normally devoted to a group of designated crops. When a set-aside program is in effect, a participating farm’s total planted acreage of such designated crops plus set-aside acr MORE

Normal Flex Acreage

Business / Agriculture / Normal Flex Acreage: A provision of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990 requiring a mandatory 15% reduction in payment acreage. Under this provision, producers were ineligible to receive deficiency payments on 1 MORE

Optional Flex Acreage

Business / Agriculture / Optional Flex Acreage: Under the planting flexibility provision of the Agricultural Act of 1949, as amended by the FACT Act of 1990, producers could choose to plant up to 25% of the crop acreage base to other CCC-specified MORE

Base (Or Contract) Acreage

Business / Agriculture / Base (Or Contract) Acreage: A farm’s crop-specific acreage of wheat, feed grains, upland cotton, or rice eligible to enroll in commodity programs under previous legislation, and subsequently eligible for production flexibility MORE

Acreage Diversion Programs

Business / Agriculture / Acreage Diversion Programs: Historically, commodity programs included provisions to reduce commodity supplies by diverting acreage to non-crop uses. Examples include paid diversion, unpaid diversion, set-aside, and acreage reduc MORE

Acreage Allotment

Business / Agriculture / Acreage Allotment: Under provisions of permanent commodity price support law, a farm’s acreage allotment is its share, based on its previous production, of the national acreage needed to produce sufficient supplies of MORE

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