Cover Crop Cost-Share

2023 Cover Crop Cost-Share Program is Open!

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This program is for people intending to seed cover crops in fall 2023.

  • Payment rates are $10 per acre on an unlimited number of acres. 
  • This program is stackable with any publicly funded cost-share program.
  • Participants must farm in eligible counties in Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska or South Dakota.
  • If you farm in an eligible county in Illinois and Wisconsin and sell to certain facilities, you may be eligible for cost-share.

Our application form only takes 10 minutes to fill out and is non-binding. For more information and to see a map of eligible counties, read through our program eligibility requirements and further program details.

Applications will close December 1, 2023.


Contact our cover crops cost-share team by emailing or by calling the office at (515) 232-5661.

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