Webinar to Detail New USDA Cover Crop Termination Policy - UNL CropWatch, Dec. 18, 2013

Webinar to Detail New USDA Cover Crop Termination Policy - UNL CropWatch, Dec. 18, 2013

Dec. 18, 2013

More than ever before, farmers are planting cover crops because they retain soil moisture, reduce erosion, and maximize profitability. Given these, and other, recognized conservation benefits of cover crops, USDA directed an interagency task force to put together cover crop termination guidelines so farmers who adopt this practice do not lose their crop insurance coverage.

The webinar will be 2-3:30 p.m. Jan. 23.  Register online and further details on accessing the site will be emailed to you.

This webinar will feature short presentations by experts in cover crops and crop insurance policy. They will explain the new cover crop termination guidelines and then answer any questions from webinar participants about how these new guidelines will affect farmers on the ground.

Speakers include:

  • Rob Myers – Regional Director of Extension Programs, North Central SARE
  • Tim Hoffmann – Director of Product Administration and Standards, Risk Management Agency
  • Norm Widman – National Agronomist, Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • Jeff Schahczenski – Ag Policy and Funding Research Director, National Center for Appropriate Technology

The webinar is funded in part by the USDA Risk Management Agency through the Risk Management Education Partnership Program.

USDA Release