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Eight percent of U.S. farms enrolled in new revenue program

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WILLMAR -- According to data recently released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, approximately 8 percent of the total number of farms in the United States enrolled in the new Average Crop Revenue Election program in 2009. The farms enrolled represent nearly 13 percent of the nation's total base acres.

Of the 22 different crops eligible for enrollment, corn had the highest number of base acres enrolled, followed by wheat and soybeans.

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