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FSA Director Doesn’t Expect Much Corn Prevent Acres In South Dakota

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FSA Director Doesn’t Expect Much Corn Prevent Acres In South Dakota

This weekend’s heavy rains and flooding will delay planting of the remaining corn and soybean crop in South Dakota.

State FSA Executive Director Craig Schaunaman says South Dakota is already past the corn planting deadline to be fully insured.   However, with only 10-percent of the corn in the state left to plant he doesn’t expect many prevent plant acres.  And farmers will replant flooded corn if they can find the seed.

South Dakota farmers still have time to plant soybeans.  However, Schaunaman says with more than 50-percent of the crop left to seed and continued wet weather forecasts he does expect some prevent plant acres on soybeans.
He says farmers have two weeks after the final plant date to report to their FSA office that they’re taking prevent plant.

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