16 minutes | May 29th 2019

Season 2 Episode 5 - Ag Census Trends in Conservation

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Northwest Ohio / Northeast Indiana farmer Allen Dean and Indiana Ag Nutrient Executive Director Ben Wicker as they discuss upward trends in conservation adoption indicated by the latest Ag Census.

According to the latest Census of Agriculture, Indiana farmers are among the most productive and efficient in the U.S. Indiana ranked No. 3 in the nation in acres planted of cover crops. Indiana farmers planted 936,000 acres of cover crops in 2017, up 57 percent from 2012. Additionally, farmers practiced reduced tillage on 4.1 million acres, which was up 1 million from five years ago.

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