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Illinois Incentivizes Planting Fall Cover Crops in 2020 Budget

Crop Insurance Reward Pilot Program promotes cover crops as an in-field management practice.
The Illinois Department of Agriculture will adopt and implement a crop insurance reward program for cover crops that American Farmland Trust and a coalition of agriculture, environmental and conservation organizations developed.
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Midwest Corn, Soybeans: Making Late-Planting Decisions

Planting over much of the Midwest is seriously delayed and history suggests the odds have also increased for reduced yields and very low net incomes. Two ag economist discuss why obtaining the number of acres eligible for prevented planting by crop for each insurance unit is useful background information to acquire in case planting decisions need to be made after the prevented planting date.
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Trimming Insurance Costs

NO-TILLERS WHO ARE already utilizing cover crops should be interested in a proposed pilot program that might help them trim crop insurance costs in the years ahead. The goal of the proposed National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) program is to reward growers who find ways to reduce the risk for crop losses and protect the environment with increased use of cover crops.
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