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Make Covers a Forage Option for Better No-Till Profitability

Many cover crops are efficient, effective feed sources for livestock if they’re seeded properly and managed for optimum animal and soil health.

With many regions of the U.S. low on forage, demand has driven forage prices up and it’s a good time to think about opportunities for raising cover crops for that purpose, says Scott Wohltman.

No-tillers often raise covers to improve soil health or reduce erosion, but they can also increase productivity when used for grazing, hay or silage. 

“Bringing more residue into one’s system can impact soil health in a positive way. It brings protection…

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