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Cover Crop Strategies' Best of the Web: March 24, 2023

Cover Crop Strategies editors encounter a variety of articles, social media posts, podcasts and videos that offer a unique look at various aspects of our great agricultural industry. Here is our favorite content from the past week. The Best of the Web This Week series is brought to you by Salford Group. Read More

5 Tips & Strategies for Managing Cover Crops in Spring

With spring just around the corner, check out 5 tips and strategies for spring cover crop management from experienced cover croppers. Read More

NCGA Partnership Grant Will Increase Cover Crops, Mitigate Risk

The National Corn Growers Association looks forward to seeing the next steps that will be taken as a part of the Farmers for Soil Health. NCGA is a founding member of FSH, which was awarded the $95 million grant from the USDA’s Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities program that makes this work possible. Read More

Tennessee, Mississippi Farmers Use Cover Crops to Improve Soil Health

Air, water, minerals, and organic matter—both living and non-living– are the basic ingredients of soils. They occur in many combinations. And the relative proportions of these ingredients affect how soil behaves, what kinds of plants grow in it, and how well they grow. Read More

Third-Party Programs Lead the Way for Regenerative Ag Certification in US

Like organic farming, regenerative agriculture eschews synthetic chemical pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers. It also brings the focus to topsoil regeneration, increasing biodiversity, and conservation of natural resources. But unlike organic farming, there are currently no federal standards for regenerative agriculture, which some say threatens the integrity of the claim and makes it prone to greenwashing. Read More

[Podcast] Completing The Holy Grail of Soil Health through Grazing with Jeff Gaska

In this episode of the Cover Crop Strategies podcast, brought to you by Montag Manufacturing, assistant editor Mackane Vogel sits down with Jeff Gaska, who farms outside of Beaver Dam, Wis. Gaska uses almost every soil health practice in the book to build healthy soil and farm profitability

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Grazing Specialist Gives Tips for Grazing Cover Crops & Annual Forages

No matter what type of grazing livestock you have, you likely have experienced time frames when you wished you had more forage available, especially during the summer slump period to help extend the grazing season. Having more forage available to graze or mechanically harvest helps to balance out dry matter needs and reduces the need to purchase additional forage. Read More

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