Farmers now have until March 15 to enroll inFarmers for Soil Health, a new cover crop cost share program that pays up to $50/acre over three years for new cover crop acres. Farmers who have planted cover crops previously are eligible for $2/acre.

Current enrollment is for fall '23 and spring '24 cover crop acres. Go to to enroll.

The program is off to a momentous start. So far, in its first year, Farmers for Soil Health has enrolled 26,000 acres nationally including 9,000 acres in Iowa.

"Our team of Conservation Agronomists has been diligent in promoting this program in their area since last fall," says Mike Gilman, Iowa Soybean Association Conservation Agronomist Lead. "It's been impressive to see the number of farmers enrolling in just the first year! I think it shows that this is a program that works and resonates with farmers."

Reach out to an Iowa Soybean Association Conservation Agronomist if you need help signing up or if you have any questions. Click here to find a conservation agronomist, or go to

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