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2017 Annual Meeting preview: Forages and Pastures Symposium

Plans are underway for a Forages and Pastures Symposium focusing on a whole-system approach to cover crops in livestock production. See what’s in store and make plans to join us for this symposium in July! Read more »

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Study shows no damage to soils from grazing of cover crops

By Jan Suszkiw, ARS Public Affairs Specialist

A U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientist in North Carolina has found a way to encourage more growers to use cover crops in the Southeastern United States—allow cattle to graze on them.

Cover crops reduce soil erosion, boost organic matter, keep more moisture in soil and sequester carbon in the soil so less of it is released as a greenhouse gas. Read more »