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Counting on Cover Crops
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:36 AM CST

OMAHA (DTN) -- Organizers of the National Conference on Cover Crops & Soil Health have an ambitious goal of re-establishing the importance that cover crops play in soil nutrients and expanding the planting of cover crops tenfold to 20 million acres, ideally by 2020.

Right now, it's estimated that farmers nationally grow about 2 million acres of cover crops, but the idea of growing more cover crops is gaining traction from a broad range of people. Farmers are seeing more long-term soil degradation and looking to re-establish practices that rebuild organic matter in the soil. At the same time, farmers ...

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