2012-03-27 / Front Page

Crop Insurance Impact Of Planting Crops Early

Unseasonably warm, dry weather will have many producers thinking about planting their crops earlier than usual. Brian Frieden, USDA’s Risk Management Agency Director for the Springfield Region, reminds producers that crops planted before the earliest planting date are not eligible for replant payments, but the insurance guarantee is not impacted as long as producers follow good farming practices.

In Indiana, the earliest planting date for corn is April 6. For soybeans, the earliest planting date is April 21. For more details on planting dates, or the impact early planting may have on your crop insurance policy, contact your crop insurance agent.

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