The early warmth of spring was very helpful for area farmers. Agronomist from Stine Seeds John Furlong says farmers were able to continue working in fields throughout the entire winter and into the spring. He says that even though fields were ready early, most farmers decided to wait to plant because of the date for crop insurance.
Furlong says crop insurance covers loss on what is planted after the preset date. He notes the insurance will cover the cost of both the seed and yield. Furlong says that while there are crops already planted, it is too early to tell how the yields will be for this year.