Farmers in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin are invited to apply for cost share for small grains harvested in 2021, followed by a legume-containing cover crop. Small grains include barley, oats, rye, triticale or wheat, and a legume cover crop could be under- or co-seeded clover or alfalfa or a summer planted cover that includes hairy vetch or field peas.
PFI will pay $15 per acre cost share on up to 200 acres for this combination of main crop and cover crop. We also have a growing number of programs that link this cost share with a market opportunity for a small-grain crop that you may qualify for based on your location and production practices. Acres are assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis. Apply for cost share on our small grains cost share page.