Farmers can apply now for cover crop incentives

To The Haldimand Press

Cover crops grown over winter are the right thing to do according to some local producers, who participated in the Grand River Conservation Authority’s Rural Water Quality Program and received an incentive payment last year. The program offers a per acre incentive to applicants in Waterloo Region, Wellington, Brant, Haldimand, and Dufferin counties. The benefits of cover crops are numerous as they can reduce erosion, build better soil structure and improve soil health.

“Farmers have told us that cover crops are a simple and cost-effective way of feeding the soil and minimizing erosion,” says Louise Heyming, Supervisor of Conservation Outreach with the GRCA. “With cover crops and no-till practices, producers are protecting local water quality and building a more resilient soil for the future.”

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