The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP), in partnership with USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA), has announced that December 5 will mark the open enrollment of crop insurance incentive applications for the state. The department has $800,000, or 160,000 acres of coverage to be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

Growers will receive a $5/acre incentive on their summer 2023 crop insurance premium for acres planted with cover crops in 2022. The application will be web-based and will remain available through the end of January. Applicants awarded the incentive will be notified in spring of 2023.

Read more on incentives available to Wisconsin growers for planting cover crops here.