June 6, 2008
LATE PLANTING AND CROP INSURANCE DECISIONS
Many farmers in Illinois face late planting decisions such as whether to plant corn, plant soybeans, or take prevented planting. Resources have been compiled that may aid farmers when faced with these decisions. The materials listed below emphasize crop insurance decisions related to late planting. Farm-level polices such as Actual Production History (APH), Crop Revenue Coverage (CRC), Income Protection (IP), and Revenue Assurance (RA) have replant and prevented planting that impact planting decisions.
Final Planting Dates, Late Planting, and Prevented Planting - describes final planting dates, the late planting period, and prevented planting for Illinois farm-level policies.
Crop Insurance/Cropping Decision for Corn with Questionable Stands and a Farm - Level Crop Insurance Policy has been Purchased – describes alternatives in the case of corn with marginal corn populations.
Crop Insurance/Cropping Decisions When No Crop has been Planted and a Farm - Level Crop Insurance has been Purchased – describes alternatives when no crop has been planted.
Late Planting Evaluator - a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet for evaluating alternatives.
The above relate to farm-level crop insurance policies. Group Risk Plan (GRP) and Group Risk Income Plan (GRIP) do not have replant or prevented planting provisions. Hence, the above are not applicable to those policies.
Additional resources may be added as issues related to prevented planting continue to evolve.
Issued by: Gary Schnitkey, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics