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State grant may encourage Shelby County cover crop practices

September 21, 2013

Shelby, Rush and Hancock counties have partnered to apply for a competitive state grant to help promote the practice of cover crops in their jurisdictions. The Shelby County Soil & Water Conservation District estimates that less than half of Shelby County producers utilize cover crops - non-food crops that build productive soil during times when food crops are not planted.
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