American Farmland Trust is leading a coalition of partners in Illinois to offer a Fall Covers for Spring Savings Cover Crop Premium Discount program to all Illinois farmers
This is an Illinois Department of Agriculture program. Sign-up for this year’s program that begins at 8 am on December 15th, 2022 and is open until January 15, 2023. All interested applicants can find more information and apply at:
This Fall Covers for Spring Savings program, or FCSS, is eligible to Illinois farmers who are planting cover crops on acres installed outside of state and federal program incentives (e.g., EQIP, CSP and state cost share). Eligible applicants receive a $5/acre insurance premium discount on the following year’s crop insurance invoice for every acre of cover crop enrolled and accepted in the program.