Cover Crop Costs, Popularity of Planting Green Remain Steady

Annual cover crop survey reveals common cover cropping practices in U.S., untapped potential of grazing for profit & more.

Farmers across the U.S. continue to find success with cover cropping and planting green, according to the 2023 Cover Crops Operational Practices Survey

About 70% of the farmers who took Cover Crop Strategies’ 2023 survey farm in the Corn Belt, making it the most common geography. The vast majority of respondents from all regions — 91.7% — use no-tillage. Conventional tillage was the second most popular tillage type at 21.3%.

Across all geographies, 68% of…

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Michaela paukner

Michaela Paukner

Michaela Paukner is the associate editor of Strip-Till Farmer and Precision Farming Dealer. Her previous journalism experience includes working as a reporter for a legal magazine and as a producer for two Wisconsin TV news stations. She has also worked with clients across the globe as a freelance writer and marketing consultant, and as a brand manager for a Wisconsin-based boutique marketing agency. She's a graduate of UW-Green Bay.
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