USDA Confirms Silage Corn Can Be Planted On Prevent Plant Acres

USDA Confirms Silage Corn Can Be Planted On Prevent Plant Acres

Anna-Lisa Laca

Dairy Herd Management

This week, farmers in much of the eastern Corn Belt will be eligible to plant cover crops as the late-plant period on prevent plant acres ends there on June 26. Following last week’s announcement about the potential to harvest cover crops on September 1 instead of November 1 many farmers, particularly in the upper Midwest, started to wonder if silage corn would be eligible. According to Richard Flournoy, deputy administrator of product management for the USDA-Risk Management Agency (RMA), silage corn can be eligible for planting on prevent plant acres.

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