Cover Crops and Crop Insurance: Questions and Answers on USDA’s Cover Crop Termination Guides

The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) and the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) hosted a national webinar on January 23, 2014, to discuss the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) recent efforts to assure greater uniformity and clarity on its policy related to farmers who currently grow cover crops or may grow them in the future.

The webinar was funded in part by the USDA Risk Management Agency through the Risk Management Education Partnership Program and brought together cover crop policy experts:

Rob Myers, Regional Director of Extension Programs for the North Central Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Program.

Tim Hoffmann, Director of Product Administration and Standards Division with the USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA).

Norm Widman, National Agronomist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).

Jeff Schahczenski, Agriculture Policy and Funding Research Director with the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT).

Also, Ferd Hoefner, NSAC Policy Director, and Sophia Kruszewski, NSAC Policy Specialist, were on hand to moderate questions.