Crop-Insurance Rebates for Cover Crops

The application period for crop-insurance premium rebates will open Dec. 5 at 12 pm. 

There is $800,000 – or 160 acres worth of coverage – to be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Recipients will receive a $5-per-acre rebate on their summer 2023 crop-insurance premium for acres planted with cover crops in 2022.

Producers who received state or federal cost-sharing to plant cover crops in 2022 are not eligible for this year’s program. Applicants will need to use their FSA-578 form to complete the application, and there is no limit on the number of acres for which an applicant may apply.

The rebate application will be web based; it will remain open until Jan. 31, 2023; and it will be available on the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection’s (DATCP) website at A copy of the application questions will be available for reference on the website prior to the application period opening. Applicants will be notified of selection in spring 2023. 

Applicants should keep seed receipts and planting records because DATCP will conduct audits to ensure that cover crops were planted.

This program is offered in partnership with DATCP and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Ri​sk Management A​gency. Find additional information about eligibility and contact information at [email protected].