Crop Insurance Dates & Deadlines

Mark your calendar with these important crop insurance dates and deadlines for 2023 to help you effectively manage your crop insurance coverage.

Corn, soybean and winter wheat planting dates by state

Initial and final corn planting dates

Soybean planting dates by state

Inital and final soybean planting dates

Wheat planting dates by state

Final wheat planting dates

Important crop insurance deadlines

These dates are not exhaustive and apply to the most common commodities and insurance plans for Federal crop insurance. 

For specific details on specialty crops, perennial crops, tree fruits, crop hail, and other coverages please consult with your COUNTRY Crop certified agent.

Sales closing deadlines

  • March 15: Spring seeded crops and Whole Farm Revenue Protection
  • September 30: Fall seeded crops and Margin Protection Plan for Spring Seeded Crops

Acreage reporting deadlines

  • July 15: Spring seeded crops
  • December 15: Fall seeded crops

Production reporting deadlines

Spring seeded crops

  • February 15: Area plans
  • April 29: Individual plans

Fall seeded crops

  • August 31: Area plans
  • November 14: Individual plans

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Crop policies issued by COUNTRY Mutual Insurance Company®, Bloomington IL.

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For more information, contact the RMA Civil Rights Office at 202-690-3578 (main line).

COUNTRY Financial will be assisting the Risk Management Agency (RMA) in monitoring crop conditions throughout the growing season. All suspected cases of fraud, waste and abuse in federal crop insurance will be referred to RMA.