The Illinois Department of Agriculture announced the release of the FY2020 Prevented Planting/Cover Crop Incentive Program.
This program provides a $5 per acre incentive payment for the planting of a cover crop on acres that have been enrolled into the prevented planting option of the USDA RMA crop insurance program.
These projects will conserve soil and protect water quality, reduce soil erosion, and reduce the nutrient transport to water bodies. The program is a first come, first serve format.
The program has an overall 75,000-acre limit or until the deadline of Aug. 15, 2019 is met.
Applications are being issued through your local Soil and Water Conservation District. If you are interested in this program, please contact the DeKalb County SWCD at 815-756-3234, ext. 3 or by visiting the office.