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Census of Agriculture 2017

Cover Crop Acres in U.S. Top 15 Million

Data from the Census of Agriculture 2017 just released shows the number of farmers using cover crops as a management tool continues to increase, with 15 million acres seeded in 2017 — up 49% over 2012 acreage.
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USDA Announces Sign-Up Period for Updated Conservation Stewardship Program

The next deadline for Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) applications to be considered for funding in fiscal year 2019 is May 10, 2019. The NRCS plans to invest up to $700 million for new enrollments and contract extensions in fiscal year 2019. The 2018 Farm Bill made several changes to this critical conservation program, which helps agricultural producers take the conservation activities on their farm or ranch to the next level.
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Cover Crop Corner: Interseeding Cover Crops into Corn

To get a head start on establishing winter covers, interseeding has started to become a popular practice by producers in the northern region of the Corn Belt, says Grassland Oregon. Quite a bit of experimentation has been done over the last few years by farmers and researchers trying to dial in which species work best, when to plant, how to plant and which herbicides to avoid.
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Attend the 2019 National Strip-Tillage Conference

Join the most innovative, forward-thinking strip-till farmers, agronomists and researchers today at the 6th annual National Strip-Tillage Conference in Peoria, Ill., August 1-2, 2019. Discover practical cover cropping techniques and hundreds of proven ideas to boost your strip-till yields.

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