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Planting Contingency Plan A Must This Spring

April 13th, 2020
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Planting Contingency Plan A Must This Spring

NCGA | April 7, 2020

Pat Holloway, a field agronomist with Beck’s Hybrids in Iowa, is big on planning, especially when it comes to planting corn. As he says, “you get one shot to get it right.” And while planting a crop is far more complicated than non-farmers know, COVID-19 has provided another layer of complexity in 2020.

Farmers may feel the odds are in their favor to stay healthy because of the remote nature of their business, but being wrong can create some serious complications. Most of these issues can be avoided with a formal contingency plan for the farm.

It doesn’t need to be pretty or formal, but it needs to be in writing; it needs to have some essential details, and you need to make it readily available and share with several others, Holloway said.

Things you need to include:

NCGA is committed to keeping you informed, safe and healthy, so we’re passing along best practices as we move through the COVID-19 outbreak in the U.S.

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