Erin Blakemore of The Washington Post reports that cover crop usage has increased.
- For years farmers have known about cover crops and the benefits they provide, which include improved soil health and greater biodiversity.
- Analysis from the journal Geophysical Research Letters finds that cover crop usage in the Midwest has increased significantly, covering 1.8% of farmland in 2011 before jumping to 7.2% in 2022.
- Importantly, this increase in cover crops means that more CO2 is being sequestered on American farmlands.
- Once again farmers are showing that they are our nation’s first and best environmentalists.
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