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Program Soil & Water Conservation Districts Act Cover Crop Premium Discount Program
Description of Program Initiate and conduct specified activities regarding improvement of soil health, including surveys, investigations, research, development of comprehensive plans, entering into agreements with or cooperating with other entities, and making agricultural and engineering machinery and equipment available to landowners or occupiers within the district. Offered for acres of cover crops installed outside of state and federal program incentives (e.g., EQIP, CSP and state cost share).
Agricultural System Focus Crop Crop
Implementation Process Unclear Eligible applicants will receive a $5/acre insurance premium discount on the following year's crop insurance invoice for every acre of cover crop enrolled and verified in the program.
Agency Managing the Program Water districts in the state IL Department of Agriculture
Verification Process Unclear Unclear
Is it providing an incentive? No Yes
Incentive Type Not Applicable Cost share
Link for more information https://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs3.asp?ActID=857&ChapterID=15 https://www2.illinois.gov/sites/agr/Resources/LandWater/Pages/Cover-Crops-Premium-Discount-Program.aspx