NRCS excludes buckwheat from cover crop mixes

From the Capital Press

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently excluded buckwheat from cover crop mixes in or near wheat fields across the U.S.

The USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service recently announced the change, requiring state offices in Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Montana, Colorado, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming to update their seeding recommendations to exclude buckwheat.

The agency will not recommend buckwheat in conservation plantings in areas in rotation with or within 30 feet of commodity wheat production that will be planted to wheat within the next two calendar years. Read the rest of the story here.