USDA offers crop insurance discount for cover crops

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Farmers who planted cover crops last fall are eligible for a $5 per acre discount on their crop insurance premiums through a new program announced last week by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The program, called the Pandemic Cover Crop Program (PCCP), is modeled after a pilot program launched four years ago in Iowa and recently extended to Illinois and Indiana.

Because of Iowa’s status as the pilot for the cover crop program,...

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