Farmers in the Midwest are dealing with extremely wet field conditions, resulting in planting delays. Unless conditions improve soon, some may consider not planting a portion of their 2019 crops. When weighing the option of prevented planting, MinnStar Bank Senior Vice President Kent Thiesse says farmers should first talk with their crop insurance provider. “Find out what type of coverage you have as far as percentage of coverage, eligible acres and what those payments would be,” says Thiesse. “The next thing is to be aware of final planting dates for your region.” There are several factors involved when weighing the prevented planting option. Thiesse says a major player in the decision-making process is inputs. “If the fertilizer hasn’t been put down yet, that decision maybe gets a little easier. Also, be realistic about the expectations for yield. It’s good to talk with your local Extension agent or agronomist about yield potential.” Listen to more in this interview.