Workshops and webinar to help farmers with critical planting decisions
Delay in planting means critical decisions must be made soon.
An overabundance of rain this spring has led to widespread planting delays for many Michigan corn and soybean growers. Unfortunately, critical deadlines are approaching for crop insurance and planting decisions will need to be made. There will be two opportunities this week for growers to learn about the deadlines and their options.
The webinar will feature the latest information on the financial consequences of delayed-planting decisions and the implications of those decisions for farmers’ participation in programs such as crop insurance or the USDA’s Supplemental Revenue Assistance Program (SURE).
“In Michigan, corn planted after June 5 could be subject to a reduction in the insurance revenue guarantee. It also is the date that affects farmers’ ability to file an insurance claim for a ‘Prevented Planting,’” said Schweikhardt. “Producers should be aware of these timing decisions and determine whether a declaration of a "Prevented Planting" claim would be the best option or not.”