Incentivizing Planting Cover Crops
Two years ago, MFAI surveyed Wisconsin farmers about the merit of creating a program that would discount a farmer’s crop insurance premium by $5/acre for acres planted into cover crops, and the message was clear. Two-thirds of farmers who hadn’t planted cover crops said such a program would incentivize them to do so, and two thirds of those who’d previously planted cover crops said that this kind of program would incentivize them to plant cover crops more frequently or on more acreage.
Margaret Krome: Agricultural proposals can bring bipartisanship to state budget
Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers released his budget last week, including considerable important agricultural investments such as local and direct markets and institutional food, local meat processing, conservation, and watershed groups.
No-Tilling Organic Soybeans with Spring-Interseeded Cereal Rye
More and more growers are experimenting with no-tilling organic soybeans. New research shows interseeding cereal rye in spring can improve weed suppression, but timing, row spacing and good stand establishment play a critical role. By Julia Gerlach October, 2020 IN THE FACE of marketplace pressures and mounting instances of herbicide-resistant weeds, a growing cadre of growers are […]
WI Researchers Try “Moneyball” Approach for Cover Crops
EAST TROY, Wis. — Analytics are a key measuring tool in professional sports today, but data-driven assessments aren’t limited to that industry. In Wisconsin, agricultural researchers are asking farmers for feedback about a popular conservation practice. Cover crops, commonly used in the early days of agriculture, have made a comeback as a way to […]
Ag Matters, Podcast with Perry Brown
Ag Matters with Jim Raymond Jim Raymond of the Rock County Ag Business Council explores the many reasons why “Ag Matters.” Tune in each Saturday morning at 5:30 or Monday mornings at 11am Click below to hear MFAI Executive Director, Perry Brown, talk with Jim. 9/23/17 – Ag Matters