Cover Crop Cost-Share

Practical Farmers is in its seventh year offering cost-share and technical assistance for those who are seeding fall cover crops.

You can receive $10 per acre on up to 200 acres or 10% of your farmed acres (whichever is larger) and $5 per acre on everything above that. There are no requirements on the species or seeding method used. 

Eligibility is primarily linked to where you sell your corn and soybeans in 2022 – click here for the full list of locations and program requirements. However, we’d encourage everyone to apply by filling out the application below!

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Contact our field crops viability manager, Lydia English, by emailing or by calling the office at (515) 232-5661.