Countryside Insurance Agency agent Jennifer Otteson says farmers can still plant corn after the final planting date, but crop insurance coverage will be reduced one percent per day. “Farmers will eventually get to a point where they run out of time and they may switch over to a later crop.” Across much of the Northern Plains, the final planting dates for soybeans and dry beans is June 10. The final planting date for spring wheat varies. Even if farmers decide to go past the final planting date, Otteson says they should stay in touch with their local crop insurance agent. “Agents can put in notices of loss for each of these crops as famers get to the final planting dates. There must be a notice of loss reported within 72 hours of the final planting date or within the late planting period that it’s no longer feasible to plant.” Graphic: University of Illinois
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