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As flooding and erosion rises, more farmers buck tradition and plant cover crops


December 17, 2019

Elizabeth Flores – Star Tribune

Tim Little dug up one of his fields planted with cereal rye, a cover crop, with help from Larry Conrad, left, and Mike Ludwig, right.

FARIBAULT, Minn. – When the earthworms started coming back, Tim Little knew he was doing something right.

Little, who farms north of Faribault, saw more worms in his fields, gathering piles of dead plants above their holes, after he made a drastic departure from farming tradition. He planted cover crops in them over winter.


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