Wisconsin farmers can plant soybeans earlier this spring without losing crop insurance eligibility.
Economist Paul Mitchell is with the University of Wisconsin. He tells Brownfield, “The earliest planting dates have become earlier now. They used to be April 26th for the whole state of Wisconsin. It’s now April 15th for the southern third, April 20th in the middle chunk, and then the very far north is actually April 30th.”
Mitchell says the new guidelines make it less risky for farmers to plant soybeans early.