Valley Farmers Slow To Embrace ‘Old’ Ag Technique

Officials: Mixed-Species Cover Crop Use Dates Back To At Least 1916

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Posted: February 5, 2013

Anthony Berry, a Mount Crawford dairy and poultry producer, looks over pastures planted with mixed-species cover crops on Thursday at Berry Farms. (Photos by Nikki Fox / DN-R)
Anthony Berry, a Mount Crawford dairy and poultry producer, has planted a mixed crop of radishes, hairy vetch and triticale in one of his pastures at Berry Farms.
HARRISONBURG — The number of Valley farmers latching onto an old agronomic art form is growing, although perhaps not as quickly as officials might like.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture,…


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