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Agriculture Data Pilot – Conservation, Crop Insurance During Wet Spring of 2019

In an exciting public-private partnership, the United States Department of Agriculture worked with Meridian Institute’s AGree Initiative and the University of Illinois to evaluate conservation and crop insurance data in six states (IA, IL, IN, MN, MO, and SD) affected by extremely wet spring weather in 2019. The unusual weather that year prevented planting on 19.6 million acres and the cost to taxpayers was $4.2 billion for crop insurance on those prevented plant acres. The pilot project sought to understand how cover crop and no-till practices, particularly when used for multiple years, impact whether a field was declared “prevented plant” for 2019.

On March 2 at 2:00 pm ET join AGree for a webinar to discuss the results of the pilot project with Bill Northey, Chief Executive Officer of the Agribusiness Association of Iowa and former USDA Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation; Dr. Rob Myers, Director of the Center for Regenerative Agriculture at University of Missouri; and Dr. Bruce Sherrick, Director of the TIAA Center for Farmland Research at University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign. The conversation will be moderated by Deborah Atwood, AGree Strategic Advisor and Meridian Institute Senior Fellow

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    March 2, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

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