A bipartisan group of senators is asking USDA to expedite the new cover crop rules that were put in the 2018 farm bill. In addition, the lawmakers want the Agriculture Department to allow haying and grazing of cover crops on prevented plant acres before the current November 1 harvest date. The letter to USDA Undersecretary Bill Northey was signed by South Dakota Senator John Thune, North Dakota Senator John Hoeven, Minnesota Senator Tina Smith and five other colleagues.
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