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North Carolina Farmer Leverages Cover Crops to Raise Weed-Free Vegetables

The 28-year-old third-generation farmer uses terminated winter rye grass as a weed deterrent.
Paul Tomlinson likes being different. He likes trying new things, and he doesn’t mind going out on a limb. When the 28-year-old third-generation farmer decided to plant a cover crop and take a no-till approach to growing vegetables, he knew he might turn a few heads. “You get some funny looks when you have it planted beside the road,” Tomlinson said. “People stop and say, ‘What in the world is this guy doing?’”
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Banking Cover Crop Benefits for Prolonged Soil Health Payoff

Indiana grower Jason Federer says long-standing use of cover crops is helping transition away from chemicals as he counts soil health the ultimate “long-term profit.”
Jason Federer says he’s been around cover cropping for as long as he can remember. He recalls watching his father frost-seed alfalfa and clover into wheat on their farm near Wolcott in northwest Indiana.
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Sign Ups Open June 21 for Annual Maryland Department of Ag Cover Crop Program

This popular grant program provides farmers with cost-share assistance to offset seed, labor, and equipment costs associated with planting fall cover crops.
The annual sign-up period for the Maryland Department of Agriculture’s cover crop program will take place June 21 – July 17 at soil conservation district offices statewide.
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