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Illinois planting dates

Corn and soybean planting dates by county

March 21, 2017

Farmers and landowners who participate in the Federal Crop Insurance Program are urged to mark their calendars for planting dates. As the spring planting season gets underway, producers and landowners may need to be reminded of the season’s timeline in order to meet deadlines.

The dates provided by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) vary by county and give specific deadlines for getting corn and soybeans into the ground.

Illinois county maps

Corn

Initial planting dates for corn by region

April 1, 5, and 10

Final planting dates for corn by region

May 31 and June 5

Soybeans

Initial planting dates for soybeans by region

April 15, 20, and 24

Final planting dates for soybeans by region

June 15 and 20