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Thumb area farmer sees cover crop benefits

A Michigan farmer has spent 15 years keying in cover crop mixes for the commodities he grows. Jeff Schluckbier farms 7,500 acres of corn, dry beans, sugarbeets, and wheat across Tuscola and Sanilac Counties with his cousins. “We can get on it quicker in the... Read More.

COVER Act incentivizes cover crop adoption

The CEO of an ag bioscience company is hopeful the COVER Act will be included in the next farm bill. Dr. Oliver Peoples with Yield10 Bioscience tells Brownfield the legislation incentivizes the adoption of cover crops. “Just for the environmental benefits of them, reducing nutrient... Read More.

Michigan grant supports expanded cover crops

Michigan agriculture and environmental groups have received $900,000 to support cover crop adoption across the state through the Farmers for Soil Health partnership. The Corn Marketing Program of Michigan, Michigan Soybean Committee, Michigan Pork Producers Association, Michigan Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, and Michigan... Read More.