Commodity, Agribusiness Partnerships Key To Mizzou’s Cover Crop Initiative

Several state commodity groups are joining the University of Missouri’s Center for Regenerative Agriculture in promoting cover crop use with the help of a USDA grant.  The center’s director, Dr Rob Myers, says it’s not just commodity groups partnering with the five-year pilot project, but also private industry.

Myers says the project will kick off this winter.

The Center for Regenerative Agriculture received $25 million from USDA through its Climate Smart Commodities Project grant program.  Groups supporting the project include Missouri Cattlemen’s Association, Missouri Corn, Missouri Soybeans, Missouri Farm Bureau, and the Missouri Agribusiness Association.