The latest National Cover Crop Survey Report reveals a growing interest in adopting and continuing cover crops with or without financial incentives. Nearly 800 farmers took the survey in 49 states. Of the farmers already receiving cover crop incentives, a whopping 90.3% said they would definitely or probably continue with the practice even after payments ended.

Ultimately, results show that while incentives are important in getting farmers to adopt a new practice, the benefits of cover crops tend to speak for themselves. In 2022, farmers who planted cover crops planted an average of 413.6 acres, an increase from 303 since the first survey in 2012. Farmers with 10 or more years of cover crop experience reported an increase in soybean yields by 6.3% and corn yields by 6.27%.

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