Cover Crop Termination Policy Webinar

Cover Crop Termination Policy Webinar: January 23, 2014

An upcoming webinar on cover crop termination policy will address the following question: When and how can cover crops be terminated without jeopardizing valuable crop insurance coverage of the cash crops grown with them?unnamed

Excerpt from press release: The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) and the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) will host an important national webinar on January 23, 2014, to discuss the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) recent efforts to assure greater uniformity and clarity on its policy related to farmers who currently grow cover crops or may grow them in the future. …

This policy arose out of the concern that farmers planting cover crops could lose their eligibility for crop insurance coverage of the following crop. The new policy addresses this concern, using science-based cover crop management guidelines accepted across USDA agencies.

The webinar will feature speakers from the USDA task force that crafted the new cover crop termination policy, and there will be ample opportunity for farmers and other webinar participants to ask questions about how the policy will work on the ground.

The webinar is free; register online at https://attra.ncat.org/cover_crop

A copy of the cover crop policy can be found at this link: http://1.usa.gov/1flfdmh

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