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Eleven farmers who intensively planted cover crops in Minnesota’s Rice Creek watershed since 2018 now see better stream health, fish habitat, water quality, and farm profits. Monitoring shows that cover crops on 27% of tillable acres are keeping 9000 pounds of nitrate and 200,000 pounds of sediment out of the creek every year, and neighbors are taking notice.

In this episode of Fishers & Farmers, Neighbor to Neighbor radio, meet producer Tim Little, who adopted cover crops and no-till after many years farming and now wonders why he didn’t think of it sooner. And hear how Al Kraus, conservation program manager at Cannon River Watershed Partnership, is bringing structure and energy to a web of respectful shared wok in one community.