Shining Light on Farm & Food Policy for 20 Years. Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Items Tagged with 'cover crop'


Corn and cover crops

Lawmakers not giving up on cover crop payments

A nationalized version of a crop insurance discount program for farmers who plant cover crops in Illinois, Indiana and Iowa is one of the ideas the table for the next farm bill, as lawmakers and environmental groups look for new ways to incentivize cover crops.
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Moira Mcdonald

Opinion: Bipartisan fix for farmers is a win for clean water

Let’s just say it: I have always been a nerd. For non-nerds, this may not sizzle; but for those who understand the value of good farming for a better environment, this is going to be huge. This month, a bipartisan group of Senators worked together with the USDA to make a common sense fix on regulations for farmers, which will ultimately be a victory for clean water, cover crops (and nerds).
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