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Crop Insurance Defines, Planting Too Early

Crop insurance COMBO products, which include Yield Protection and Revenue Protection plans, have "earliest planting date" restrictions. For corn in Illinois, the earliest planting date is April 6th, except for counties in the extreme southern part of the state. For soybeans the crop insurance "earliest planting date" is April 21 for counties south of and included in a line from Carthage to Kankakee. North of that line the soybean "earliest planting date" is April 16th. Check with your crop insurance provider before planting early.  Gary Schnitkey wrote about this in the March 20th issue of famdocDaily. Check it out here.

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