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Illinois Cover Crop Initiative

Cover crops are a critical piece of soil health systems and provide a plethora of benefits to fields and farms. Continue reading below for available programs and other cover crop resources.

Programs Available


Information for the 2023 Program will be available soon. Review the 2022 program information to learn more.

This program provides payments to farmers for incorporating cover crops, no-tillage, and/or emissions scoring into their operations. This is a flexible program that allows farmers to enroll acres where practices have previously been used and to choose from 1, 2, 3, or 4-year contracts. Carbon assets generated from participation in this program are being claimed by ADM.

The 2023 Program Enrollment will open soon. Information will be posted on this website and available on ADM’s re:generations page. Interested farmers can sign up to receive program updates.


Program Partners

Have more questions or want to collaborate? Contact our staff:

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