A pair of Midwestern farmers say recent national investments in cover crops will help improve profitability and become more sustainable.
Indiana farmer J.R. Roesner, chair of the Ethanol Action Team for the National Corn Growers Association, says the USDA is helping to advance soil health practices. “And, reach the needs of our consumers, generate some extra revenue and have the freedom to farm like we’ve had in the past.”
USDA, Farmers For Soil Health Initiative, NCGA, United Soybean Board, The National Pork Board and US Fish and Wildlife announced a $95 million Partnership for Climate Smart Commodities last week. The grant will help increase cover crop usage and administered through commodity groups.