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  1. Crop Insurance
    Pandemic Cover Crop Program Changes for 2022

    The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) announced the Pandemic Cover Crop Program (PCCP) for 2022. The program will function the same as […]

    March 14, 2022
  2. Top Ag News
    USDA Now Offering Premium Benefits to Producers with Cover Crops, Crop Insurance

    Agricultural producers who have coverage under most crop insurance policies are eligible for a premium benefit from the U.S. Department of Agriculture […]

    February 11, 2022
  3. Top Ag News
    Soil Erosion Rates Decline From Increased Farmer Conservation Efforts

    A study via the USDA-National Resources Inventory (NRI) reports that whole-field erosion rates have declined by 35% between 1982 and 2017, largely […]

    December 8, 2021
  4. Top Ag News
    USDA Updates Crop Insurance to Encourage Wider Adoption of Conservation Practices

    USDA is updating crop insurance to better meet the needs of U.S. farmers, including organic farmers. The USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) […]

    December 2, 2021
  5. Top Ag News
    Iowa Department of Agriculture to Continue Offering Cover Crop Insurance Discount

    Iowa Ag Secretary Mike Naig recently announced the agency’s Cover Crop Insurance Discount will be once again offered to Iowa farmers establishing […]

    September 29, 2021
  6. Top Ag News
    $28 Billion in Conservation Funding Included in “Build Back Better” Bill

    Boasting the largest federal investment in land stewardship since the 1930’s dust bowl, farm state Democrats have proposed a $28 billion allocation […]

    September 27, 2021
  7. Top Ag News
    Just Announced: Producers Can Now Hay, Graze and Chop Cover Crops Anytime and Still Receive Full Prevented Planting Payment

    Agricultural producers with crop insurance can hay, graze or chop cover crops for silage, haylage or baleage at any time and still […]

    July 7, 2021
  8. Top Ag News
    New Pandemic Cover Crop Program Helps Producers Continue Cover Crop Systems

    Farmers who plant cover crops are now able to earn a $5 premium benefit on crop insurance through the USDA’s new Pandemic […]

    June 2, 2021
  9. Top Ag News
    Crop Insurance Doesn’t Impede Farm Conservation Practices — Study

    There are a handful of factors that can potentially limit farmers’ ability to integrate new conservation practices into their operations, but crop […]

    February 3, 2021
  10. Top Ag News
    Healthy Soils Are More Productive Soils — Researcher

    Though there are risks to practices like cover crops and “planting green,” the benefits to those types of practices far outweigh the […]

    December 29, 2020