Planting late reduces insurance coverage

LINCOLN - Producers concerned about the impact of late planting on yield can add another concern to their worries. Late planting can impact coverage under Federal Crop Insurance.  University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Educator Tim Lemmons says the final planting date for federal crop insurance in Nebraska for nearly all counties is May 25th. After that, one percent will be deducted per day up to 20 days from any insurance payoff. Lemmons says that one percent is based on the average production history – or APH.  Lemmons says it is important to plant for field conditions – not putting seed into ground that is too cold or wet. But it is also important to keep that May 25th deadline in mind and to plant in as timely a manner as possible.