Weather extremes spur farmers’ interest in cover crops

Associated Press: Weather extremes have reignited farmers' interest in planting cover crops, a traditional farming practice that is gaining renewed popularity in Kansas and other states as a way to help combat climate change and reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to it. A New York-based environmental group, the Natural Resources Defense Council, released a report Thursday on the benefits of cover crops — typically non-commodities that protect the soil between harvests of cash crops. The practice......

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