On June 20th, 2019 the Illinois Department of Agriculture announced the release of the FY 2020 Prevented Planting / Cover Crop Incentive Program. This program provides a $5 per acre incentive payment for the planting of a cover crop on acres that have been enrolled into the prevented planting option of the USDA RMA crop insurance program.  These projects will conserve soil and protect water quality, reduce soil erosion, and reduce the nutrient transport to water bodies. The program is a first come, first serve format.  The program has an overall 75,000-acre limit or until the deadline of August 15, 2019 is meet. Applications for this program are being issued through your local Soil and Water Conservation District. If you are interested in this program, please contact the DeKalb County SWCD at 815-756-3234 ext. 3 or by visiting the office. 


Below is a copy of the PP/CC application form. Use your FSA 578 to complete this form. If you have questions please contact the office. 

2019 Crop Year Field Forms - TBD 

Deadline for Submissions for Crop Year 2018 is Passed

Thank You to those who participated!

Cover Crop Resource 

Prevented Planting / Cover Crop Incentive Program 

New Program to DeKalb County SWCD

S.T.A.R. (Saving Tomorrow's Agriculture Resources)

Soil and Water Conservation District of DeKalb County

Assessment of Kishwaukee
River Water Quality for Aquatic Life
and Human Health

(NIU)