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Illinois Incentivizes Planting Fall Cover Crops in 2020 Budget

Crop Insurance Reward Pilot Program promotes cover crops as an in-field management practice.
The Illinois Department of Agriculture will adopt and implement a crop insurance reward program for cover crops that American Farmland Trust and a coalition of agriculture, environmental and conservation organizations developed.
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Precision Cover Crop Seeding & Nitrogen Management: A Winning Combination

Cropping consultant and contract researcher John Pike to share replicated results of precision seeding cover crop species to capitalize on nutrient management and soil health at the 2019 National Strip-Tillage Conference.
Cropping consultant and contract researcher John Pike to share replicated results of precision seeding cover crop species to capitalize on nutrient management and soil health at the 2019 National Strip-Tillage Conference.
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Different Perspectives on On-Farm Research Data

Leveraging data from each year's growing season can impact future success.
Every time we grow a crop, the interaction of genetics, management and environment (G x E x M) result in a unique outcome. This inherent variability of agricultural production systems has been a fascinating challenge motivating farmers, agronomists and researchers to identify consistent responses that can lead to more effective decision making.
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Starting Out in Strip-Till: An Economical, Efficient Approach

At the 2019 National Strip-Tillage Conference, Kent, Ill., strip-tiller Seth Wenzel will explain how to make a profitable transition into the practice without breaking the bank.
At the 2019 National Strip-Tillage Conference, Kent, Ill., strip-tiller Seth Wenzel will explain how to make a profitable transition into the practice without breaking the bank.
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2019 National Strip-Tillage Conference Speaker

Cracking the Cover Crop Code: Mixes, Methods & Mistakes

Austin, Minn., strip-tiller Tom Cotter to share variety-selection tips and seeding strategies to maximize cover cropping ROI at the 2019 National Strip-Tillage Conference.
Austin, Minn., strip-tiller Tom Cotter to share variety-selection tips and seeding strategies to maximize cover cropping ROI at the 2019 National Strip-Tillage Conference.
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2019 National Strip-Tillage Conference Speaker

Ready, Set, Strip-Till: Proving First-Year Payback

Working with nearly 50 farmers on the west coast to implement strip-till, Illinois farmer Monte Bottens will share entry points and expansion opportunities for the practice at the 2019 National Strip-Tillage Conference.
Working with nearly 50 farmers on the west coast to implement strip-till, Illinois farmer Monte Bottens will share entry points and expansion opportunities for the practice at the 2019 National Strip-Tillage Conference.
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