N Rate Risk Protection Program

2024 N Rate Risk Protection Program Is Closed

Stay tuned for its re-opening in September!

This program offers a per acre payment if a yield loss occurs from reducing your typical nitrogen rate on corn acres. Farmers who are new to cutting inputs and farmers who’ve reduced nitrogen rates previously are both eligible for the program.

Details for next year’s program are being finalized, but please indicate your interest by filling out the form, and we’ll notify you when the program opens.

Sign up to be notified when enrollment opens


  • Grow corn in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska or southeastern South Dakota
  • Acres must not be certified as organic
  • Acres cannot overlap with any privately funded cost-share program, such as a carbon market (ex. Indigo, SWOF, TruCarbon, etc.)
  • Acres must be already insured with Multi-Peril Crop Insurance Revenue or Yield Protection policy


Contact our field crops viability coordinator, Chelsea Ferrie, by emailing chelsea.ferrie(at)practicalfarmers(dot)org or by calling the office at (515) 232-5661.