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Cover crops are an old tool to control soil erosion, but agricultural producers are rediscovering them. The practice has been gaining traction across the United States in recent years, with some states now offering producers financial incentives to grow cover crops.

New studies show cover crops may have the potential to suppress weeds and keep nitrates out of the water supply. However, more research needs to be done to broaden and quantify these claims.

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Registration is open for the 2015 season of the Community Supported Agriculture project sponsored by the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. All UK faculty, staff and students are eligible to enroll in the program, which provides them with a weekly share of fresh, certified organic vegetables from May through October.

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