Iowa Cover Crops: Answers to 8 Common Questions

What are cover crops?

“Cover crops are simply something we’re seeding after our cash crop [e.g. corn or soybeans],” says Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Julie Kenney, who farms in central Iowa. “This is something we would plant not with the intention of selling it as a commodity, but for the benefits that it can bring to the field and the environment.”

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Alex Rausch