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Saving yields: Replant coverage offers a second chance for crops

As planting season winds down, farmers impacted by adverse weather events this spring may find themselves concerned about future crop yields.

According to the National Weather Service, May 2024 had the most severe weather in more than a decade, with thousands of thunderstorms and hundreds of tornados reported across the country.

Because newly planted seeds are vulnerable until the plant has emerged and is well established, operations hit by severe weather could incur a significant loss of income before their crops have a chance to grow. When these situations happen early in the season, farmers...

 

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