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USDA Clarifies Cover Crop Rules For FSA’s ACRE Program

No-tillers can now seed cover crops and still be eligible for ACRE payments, but more changes are expected with the pending Farm Bill.
In the “Frank Comments” column (Page 6) in the May issue of No-Till Farmer’s Conservation Tillage Guide, we outlined major cover crop concerns with current government payment and crop insurance regulations.
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Conservation Program Offers More Money

No-tillers and strip-tillers have until June 25 to apply for the Conservation Stewardship Program, which now offers more money and access to qualified applicants under the final rules USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack announced June 3.
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Trading No-Till Ideas

Besides no-tilling 2,500 acres, David and Donald Sutherland custom plant 2,500 acres each year. As a result, the Leroy, Kan., father-and-son team several years ago needed a bigger no-till planter.
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CSP Payments Reward No-Tillers For Their Practices

One farmer who collects maximum government payments says your current management practices could deliver thousands of dollars per year, but be ready to document your work.D
Jim Andrew believes that his long-term no-tilling on 1,275 acres of corn and soybeans near Jefferson, Iowa, qualifies him for at least $23,000 of his annual $45,000 annual Conservation Security Program Tier III payments under the 2002 farm bill.
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Frank Comments

Trading No-Till Ideas

Besides no-tilling 2,500 acres, David and Donald Sutherland custom plant 2,500 acres each year. As a result, the Leroy, Kan., father-and-son team several years ago needed a bigger no-till planter.
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