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Growers Could Receive $25 Per Acre Payments if Using Cover Crops

More than two-thirds of no-tillers will be eligible for up to $5 billion in financial incentives.
Landowners could receive payments of $25 per acre on up to 1,000 acres if cover crops are established in their fields for the purposes of soil health, according to a preliminary Senate draft of the Build Back Better bill and corresponding budget. Non-operating landowners could receive payments of $5 per acre for encouraging tenants to seed covers on rented fields.
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Reducing Input Costs with Cover Crops: Part 1

In part 1 of this 2-part series on the economics of cover crops, GO SEED explores how they can help reduce input costs

From farmers using cover crops in rotations to field experts alike, one of the most common questions they get asked is "The principle of cover crops makes sense, but how much are they going to cost me?” But according to Jerry Hall, Director of Research for GO SEED, this question needs to be flipped on its head with farmers asking, “How much can cover crops save me?”


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New Cover Crop App Connects Growers with Seed Dealers

Practical Farmers of Iowa has released a new cover crop app designed to help farmers easily locate cover crop seed, services and suppliers. The app, Find Cover Crops, is free to download and use, and is available in both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
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USDA Reports 59% of Corn Dented

USDA's crop progress report for the week ended August 29 reported 59% of corn dented, in line with the 60% reported dented in the same week last year. The 5-year average for corn dented in this week was 55%.
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USDA Reports 41% of Corn Dented

USDA's crop progress report for the week ended August 22 reported 41% of corn dented, in line with the 41% reported dented in the same week last year. The 5-year average for corn dented in this week was 38%.
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[Podcast] Seeding Covers is Very Responsive to Weeds

This week’s podcast, sponsored by GS3 Quality Seed, features Bryan Young, Weed Scientist, Purdue University. Young will discuss the ideal seeding rate for cover crops used for weed suppression, how long covers should grow in the spring to help suppress weeds, which cover crop species are better for weed suppression and more.
This week’s podcast, sponsored by GS3 Quality Seed, features Bryan Young, Weed Scientist, Purdue University. Young will discuss the ideal seeding rate for cover crops used for weed suppression, how long covers should grow in the spring to help suppress weeds, which cover crop species are better for weed suppression and more.
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Attend the 2022 National No-Tillage Conference

Join more than 40 top-notch no-tillers, agronomists, researchers and other no-till experts in Louisville, January 4-7, 2022, to discover innovative ideas that can help you get the most out of your no-till farming system. The 30th anniversary National No-Tillage Conference offers a mix of thought-provoking General Sessions, expert-led No-Till Classrooms and collaborative No-Till Roundtables. Plus, valuable pesticide recertification and Certified Crop Advisor credits are available to qualifying attendees.

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