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Cover Crops Are a Return on Investment

Improving water quality is not money down the drain. In fact, conservation practices, like cover crops, can save Pennsylvania farmers money and increase productivity, according to a report released in November by the Environmental Defense Fund and ag consultancy K-Coe Isom. Find out how four Pennsylvania dairy producers used cover crops as one tactic to put more green back in their pockets in this article from Lancaster Farming.


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Iowa Farmers Need to "Urgently" Adopt Cover Crops

Al Schafbuch said Iowa farmers are moving too slowly in adopting conservation practices that would help improve the quality of the state's rivers, streams and lakes. With only about 7% of Iowa farmland planted in cover crops, "it will take 100 years to get this done," Schafbuch said. "We can't wait 100 years."
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If Lawmakers Were to Say ‘Yes,’ Your History with No-Till, Cover Crops and Rotations Could Slice Insurance Costs by $4.50 Per Acre

Passage of a unique concept that got Congressional consideration during the writing of the 2018 Farm Bill could put more dollars in the pockets of no-tillers. It’s an idea that farmers who use no-till, cover crops and conservation-minded crop rotations to protect the soil should be rewarded with an equivalent of auto insurance’s “good driver discount” when it comes to paying crop insurance premiums.
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Easing into No-Till, Cover Crops Holds Hilly Soils, Reduces Weeds

A growing dairy operation prompted a Wisconsin farm to adopt more conservation practices, giving them healthier, mellower soil and better use of time and labor while maintaining yields.
For about 10-15 years, no-tilling corn into 300 acres of soybean stubble was the extent of the Kieler family's use of the conservation practice.
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Attend the 2020 National Strip-Tillage Conference

Join the most innovative, forward-thinking strip-till farmers, agronomists and researchers today at the 7th annual National Strip-Tillage Conference in Omaha, Neb., August 6-7, 2020. Discover practical cover cropping techniques and hundreds of proven ideas to boost your strip-till yields and save on input costs.

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