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IL COVER CROP INITIATIVE

American Farmland Trust's IL Cover Crop Initiative (ICCI)

NEW PROGRAM AVAILABLE FOR IL FARMERS WHO INTEND TO PLANT COVER CROPS FOLLOWING THEIR 2022 CASH CROP.

Application period opens July 13, 2022 @ 8AM.

FY 2022 ICCI RESOURCES

The Illinois Cover Crop Initiative is a new program available to Illinois farmers who intend to plant cover crops following their 2022 cash crop. Farmers can receive $10 per acre for cover crops planted by December 1, 2022. This programs stacks with federal and state programs!

Applications are due to AFT by August 31, 2022 and must be completed in full for eligibility. Acres are limited to 75,000 for the State of Illinois. Be prepared to sign up once enrollment begins. Application assistance is available through your local Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) office at (815) 937-8940 ext. 3 or matt.raymond@kankakeecountyswcd.org