Crop Insurance Rebates for Planting Cover Crops

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Applications​ for the Wisconsin Crop Insurance Premium Rebate for Planting Cover Crops Program closed January 31, 2024. Under the program, interested participants could ​enroll acres planted to cover crops in the fall of 2023, which will be planted to an insurable crop the following growing season. The program has $800,000, or 160,000 acres, of coverage to award on a first-come, first-served basis during the 2023-2024 application period. Eligible applicants ​will receive a $5 per acre rebate on their summer 2024 crop insurance ​​premium for every acre enrolled and verified in the program. 

  • Producers or landowners that received federal or state cost-share or incentives for planting cover crops in 2023 are not eligible for the program.
  • Applicants will need their FSA-578 and FSA maps to complete the application. Contact your local FSA office to obtain these forms if needed.
  • There is no limit on the number of acres an applicant can apply for.
  • See Program Rules and Frequently Asked Questions for more information.