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Sunflower Market Update

Be Aware of up Upcoming Insurance Final Planting Dates

A break in the wet weather pattern has finally given way to lots of opportunities for planting. With temperatures still remaining relatively cool, GDD accumulation has been on the slower end. Many sunflower fields planted in no-till fields 2 weeks ago are just emerging. Market prices and new crop opportunities remain strong.

Insurance final planting dates are coming up for sunflowers. Northern ND and MN is June 10th, parts of SD and southern ND is June 14th and central SD is June 20th. The final planting date is the last day that you can plant the crop and still get full coverage. After this date the coverage is reduced by 1 percent per day and the actual final date that the crop can be planted is anywhere from 20 to 25 days after the date listed on the map depending on the county. With high prices many growers will continue to plant past these dates if need be.

USDA Final Planting Day Maps

ND Final Planting Dates   SD Final Planting Dates