Can cover crops clean up the Corn Belt? | New Food Economy

Iowa’s got a water quality problem, and cover crops could help. But it will mean convincing 50,000 corn and soy farmers to diversify their fields.May 11th , 2017by Laura Sayre ENVIRONMENT FARM HEALTHTo understand Iowa’s water problem, just follow the Raccoon River as it connects the country to the city, flowing south and east towards Des Moines. For more than a hundred years, Iowa’s state capital has relied on the Raccoon for its drinking water. But before it gets there, the river’s three tributaries first travel through some of the most productive farmland in the United States.

Source: Can cover crops clean up the Corn Belt? | New Food Economy

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