2012-2013 Cover Crop Survey

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program has published the results of a nationwide survey that assesses the benefits, challenges, yield impacts, and scale of adoption of cover crops. The SARE program worked with the Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) to survey more than 750 farmers who have grown cover crops across 36 states. The results of the survey confirm that farmers are seeing multiple advantages of cover crops, including increased yields of corn and soybeans following the cover crop. 

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