Sep 17, 2018 01:30 PM
Gather a group of farmers under one roof and throw in a cover crop bone. The divergence of opinion is marked, the passion of supporters is palpable and the discontent of skeptics is striking. Cover crop supporters are confronted with issues related to costs versus measurable returns, while skeptics are faced with pointed questions over soil health benefits and long-term gains. These seven farmers, some on opposite sides of an invisible agriculture fault line, share their experiences with cover crops.