The Risk Management Agency ruled today to change their policy on cover crop usage and cash crops that follow cover crops. In a previous post I reported some limitations that the RMA had on following cover crops (cover crops could not be headed out, could not be harvested before planting cash crop, etc…).
This good news was reported by Carrie Muehling of WJBC Radio. I will update this soon with further reaction from industry professionals.
I’d would also like to publicly thank RMA for hosting a group of us in Springfield, IL this past summer. They were willing to listen to successful farmers, agronomists, NRCS, SWCD, and industry leaders as we discussed the multiple benefits that cover crops provide. Also a special thanks to those folks that continued to “carry the cover crop message” all summer and fall – even to Washington D.C. – to tell the success stories that farmers are experiencing with cover crops.
This is a GOOD DAY for agriculture.