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Nearly 60 percent of farmers surveyed are planting cover crops

The latest Ag Economy Barometer suggests farmer usage of cover crops is increasing.

Jim Mintert, director of the Purdue University Center for Commercial Agriculture, says he was a little surprised by how many farmers said they are planting cover crops.

“Fifty-seven percent of the people surveyed are planting cover crops on a least a portion of their acreage,” he says. “Many of those people are planting them on a relatively small percentage of their acreage.

Nearly 60 percent of farmers surveyed are planting cover crops

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