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Women in Ag: Cover Cropping By: 08/25/2015 @ 9:09am

We have been experimenting with cover crops on our farm for a few years now, but this year my brother has started selling cover crop seeds and custom applying them for some of our neighbors. Pictured here is…

Issue Preview: Surprising Cover Crop Benefits By: 07/30/2015 @ 4:47pm

By Jessie Scott  There are probably two dozen benefits of cover crops, says Ray McCormick, who has used cover crops on his farm in Vincennes, Indiana, for 13 years. “When you grow cover crops, you leave…

Issue Preview: Cover Crop Classroom By: 07/30/2015 @ 1:31pm

There’s a giant classroom happening on farms all across the Corn Belt today, and that’s a good place for it. So says Bert Strayer about the on-the-job learning curve that is happening with cover crops…

Farmers Show High Interest in Cover Crops By: 06/22/2015 @ 9:36am

Keen interest in cover crops attracted farmers to attend the opening session of the Tools of the Future conference held Monday in Ankeny, Iowa. “We are seeing huge interest in the use of self-propelled…

Watch for Armyworms in Cereal Rye Cover Crops By: 06/21/2015 @ 10:42pm

Cover crops have lots of benefits. They spike soil microbes and soil life. They can help properly cycle nutrients and water. And they can also slice soil erosion.There are some drawbacks, though. For example…

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