For nine (9) northeast Arkansas counties (shown in the table below) the crop insurance “Late Planting Period” ends Thursday, May 16th. Corn planted after this date will not be insurable. Also, growers intending to file for a “Prevented Planting” payment will need to do so within 72 hours of the end of the “Late Planting Period”. Visit with your crop insurance agent if you are considering “Prevented Planting”.
To assist in evaluating planting decisions, the University of Arkansas’ enterprise budgets have been updated and posted online last week. Excel and pdf versions of the 2019 crop budgets can be found at this link: