Cover Crops

Crop insurance and cover crops have successfully coexisted for decades, as evidenced by the rapid growth in the use of this agronomic practice. Crop insurance recognizes the use of cover crops for erosion control, conservation, and soil improvement.

What is a cover crop?
A cover crop is a crop generally recognized by agricultural experts as agronomically sound for the area for erosion control or other purposes related to conservation or soil improvement.

NRCS Cover Crop Termination Guidelines

Footnotes

1
Footnote 1 is applicable for all crops with a June 30, 2014, contract change date or later, starting with the 2015 crop year.

2
Footnote 2 is applicable for all crops with a June 30, 2013, contract change date or later, starting with the 2014 crop year.

3
Footnote 3 is applicable for all crops with a December 31, 2013, contract change date or later, starting with the 2014 crop year.

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