Crop insurance impact of planting crops early in Illinois
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[March 23, 2012]
SPRINGFIELD -- 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 area, reminds producers that crops
planted before the earliest planting date are not eligible for
replant payments, but the insurance guarantee is not affected as
long as producers follow good farming practices.
In Illinois, the earliest planting date for corn is April 6,
except for the southernmost counties of Alexander, Hardin,
Johnson, Massac, Pope, Pulaski and Union with an April 1 date.
For soybeans, the northern third of the state has an earliest
planting date of April 16. The remainder of Illinois has an
April 21 date.
For more details on planting dates, or the effect early
planting may have on your crop insurance policy, contact your
crop insurance agent.
[Text from file received from
USDA Risk Management