Cover Crop Cost-Share

2024 Cover Crop Cost-Share is Open!

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This program is for people intending to seed cover crops in fall 2024.

Applications close December 2, 2024.

  • Payment rates are $10 OR $15 per acre on an unlimited number of acres. Rates vary depending on the documentation provided.
  • The program is stackable with any publicly funded cost-share programs.
  • Participants must farm in eligible counties in Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska or South Dakota.*

*Note: Illinois and Wisconsin farmers may be eligible for cost-share. Please call or email us for more information.

Our application form only takes 10 minutes to fill out. For more information on the two levels of cost-share payment, see our program eligibility requirements and further program details.

Download our Cover Crop Cost-Share flyer to share program information with other farmers.


Review our list of frequently asked questions.

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

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