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2012-2013 Cover Crop Survey

In late 2012 and early 2013, the North Central Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program and the Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) conducted a survey of farmers who grow cover crops. The 2012 crop year was a challenging one in which to study yield impacts – much of the U.S. was impacted by drought, decreasing crop production. However, even in those conditions – or perhaps because of them – the survey revealed a positive impact of cover crops on yields.

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