Delayed Planting Pushing Farmers


The weather has been an issue. Photo by John Jensen

How slow has the northeast Iowa corn and soybean planting season been? Enough that it has pushed unplanted corn acres past the deadline when they can receive full crop insurance coverage and to the brink of the deadline when they can receive full coverage for soybeans. The deadline for farmers to receive full coverage from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency for planted corn acres was May 31 while the deadline to receive full coverage on planted soybean acres is June 15.

The full article appears in the Calmar Courier.