Cover crop acres increase due to programs Posted in: News In recent years, there has been an increase in cover crop implementation across the U.S. due, in part, to federal and state programs offering financial and technical assistance. Cover crops are seeded in the fall to protect the soil from erosion through the winter and early spring. They also serve the ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!