Wisconsin’s sign-up for cover crop rebates starts Monday

Wisconsin farmers can sign up for the state’s cover crop rebate program starting Monday.

The program uses 800-thousand dollars approved by the Legislature to reimburse farmers five dollars per acre on their 2023 crop insurance premiums for planting cover crops this year.  The funding is first-come first-serve and will cover the first 160-thousand acres of insured cropland.

The rebate application will be web-based and remain open until January 31, 2023. A sample application is available for reference on DATCP’s website and will be replaced with the actual application when the application period opens at 12 p.m. on December 5.

Applicants will be notified of selection in spring 2023. Applicants should also keep seed receipts and planting records for the audit process.

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