Arkansas: Healthy Soils for Sustainable Cotton Farm Field Day, Brinkley, July 25

🕔Jul 12, 2019When it comes to ag, the prettiest fields aren’t always the most profitable. Working in a cover crop system means you aren’t going to win a “prettiest contest. You may […]

Illinois: Prevented Planting and Cover Crops – What’s Allowed, What’s Not?

🕔Jul 10, 2019There have been a number of developments since my June 17 article on managing prevented-planting (PP) fields. A major change was the granting of permission to harvest cover crops planted […]

Iowa Cover Crops: Follow Seed Law on Prevented Planting Acres

🕔Jul 10, 2019Unfavorable planting conditions this spring commonly delayed, and in some cases, prevented crop planting. Producers looking to plant a cover crop to meet the requirements of their insurance coverage must […]

Minnesota: Forage Crops for Prevented Planted Acres

🕔Jul 10, 2019A large quantity of forage will likely be harvested from prevented plant acres in Minnesota this year, given the 2019 changes to USDA RMA’s prevented planting rules. Changing the date […]

Ohio: Western ARS Agronomy Field Day, South Charleston, July 17

🕔Jul 5, 2019The Western Agricultural Research Station Agronomy Field Day will be held July 17. The station is mostly planted but everything went in on the edge – as you saw it […]

Cover Crops Make a Comeback with Increased Yields – Commentary

🕔Jul 3, 2019Cover crops have been a part of U.S. farming since at least the 1930s. But the advent of synthetic nitrogen following WWII removed much of the incentive to use that […]

California Almonds: How Can Cover Crops Help?

🕔Jul 2, 2019Although cover cropping is compatible with almond production and is often implemented in other orchard systems, this practice has never been widely implemented in California. The potential benefits are recognized […]

Prevent Plant as Land Diversion Policy

🕔Jul 1, 2019Prevent plant corn and soybean acres may be a record in 2019. Prevent plant is an insurance product.  It is also a conditional land diversion program.  The condition is that […]

Cover Crops and Prevent Planting – What You Need to Know

🕔Jun 26, 2019Many farmers will soon be considering whether to plant cover crops on prevent plant acres. If prevent planting payments are received through crop insurance, there are species selection and forage […]

Michigan: Corn, Soybeans as Cover Crops Following Prevented Planting

🕔Jun 25, 2019Challenging weather this spring has led to large prevented planting acres, shortages in cover crop seed supply and the need for emergency forage. Farmers are asking if they can plant […]

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