In light of the historically wet spring weather, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey is encouraging farmers to consider some alternatives to late planting. Northey points out that a significant part of Iowa's corn and soybean crops have not yet been planted.
He says it's critically important that farmers work with their crop insurance agent to understand all their planting options.
For farmers who do use prevented planting, he's encouraging them to give some thought to planting a cover crop, building conservation practices or doing both on land that they have been unable to plant.
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