Small Grains Cost-Share

Welcome! Practical Farmers has two cost-share programs for those who are implementing extended rotations with small grains in 2023.

Eligible states include Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Crops covered include the following small grain species: barley, oats, rye, triticale and wheat.

  1. Earn up to $20 per acre for growing a small grain with a legume cover crop.
  2. Earn an additional $20 per acre for reducing nitrogen on corn that follows your small grain in rotation. – This cost-share option is currently closed for 2023. Please inquire with our team directly if you have any acres that may still be eligible on corn harvested in 2023.

Click here to see the full list of program requirements.

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Applications will close July 1st.


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

Contact Information

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