Cover Crop Survey Seeks Farmer Insights

April 3, 2020

Cover Crop Survey Seeks Farmer Insights

Apr 3, 2020

Key Issues:SustainabilityProduction

Author: Mark Lambert

An online survey at is gathering perspective on cover crops from farmers and crop advisors nationwide. This is the sixth cover crop survey by USDA's SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education) program, the Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) and the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA).


The questionnaire takes 10 to 15 minutes to complete. Participants who complete the survey can enter a drawing for Visa gift cards worth $100 and $200.


SARE, CTIC and ASTA say they are seeking insights not just from long-time cover crop users, but also from farmers with little or no experience with cover crops.


In past years, the SARE/CTIC/ASTA Cover Crop Survey has been used by conservation district and agency personnel, farm suppliers, researchers and policymakers to guide resources into research, communications and policy around cover crops, says Mike Smith, project director for CTIC. The report has even been cited in Congressional testimony.


Please fill out the survey at before April 12. Previous years' Cover Crop Survey reports are available online at