cover crops

Pandemic cover crops aid available from USDA

Agricultural producers who have coverage under most crop insurance policies are eligible for a premium benefit from the U.S. Department of Agriculture... READ MORE »

Midwest Cover Crops Council to have conference

“Finding Common Ground in Cover Crops” is the theme of the 2021 Midwest Cover Crops Council Conference. The virtual conference, Feb. 23-25, kic... READ MORE »

Inside the Industry: Potato rotations

Spudman recently polled readers on the subject potato rotations through an online survey. Here are the results of that survey: RELATED: More sur... READ MORE »

Wheatgrass has potential as cover, rotational crop

Wheatgrass is packed with beneficial nutrients, which makes the crop a popular superfood. And now, more farmers will have access to growing this benef... READ MORE »

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Soil health seems simple, but practices are complicated

Soil health sounds simple, but it’s based on soil organic matter and the processes affecting soil organic matter are complicated with many interrela... READ MORE »

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USDA announces cover crop incentive program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) today announced a new pilot program that enables farmers in the Prairie Pothol... READ MORE »

Nitrogen boosts late-summer cover crops

In addition to adding organic matter, cover crops have the potential to provide a number of services that can benefit a following vegeta... READ MORE »

Cover crop management flexibility for 2020 added by USDA

The 2018 Farm Bill mandated changes to the treatment of cover crops for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs, which add more flexibility to ... READ MORE »

Suggestions for spring cover crops to improve soil health

One principle of managing soil for improved soil health is to always have a crop growing on the soil. This will maintain or add organi... READ MORE »

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Soil health: Experts say use one-step-at-a-time approach

Hall-of-Fame quarterback Dan Marino once did a TV commercial endorsing Isotoner gloves. In it, he gifted gloves to his offensive linemen, who were res... READ MORE »


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