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Pandemic Cover Crop Program Informational Webinar

Thu, 03 Jun 2021 15:18:10 CDT
Join the American Farmland Trust and representatives from RMA, FSA, the IL Dept. of Agriculture, and the Association of Illinois SWCDs on Monday, June 7th from 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM to learn how Illinois farmers can access the Pandemic Cover Crop Program

The informational webinar will highlight the Pandemic Cover Crop Program (PCCP), offered by USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA), and how it will help farmers maintain their cover crop systems, despite the financial challenges posed by the pandemic.

The premium support of $5 per acre will be deducted from the crop insurance premium owed by the producer just like the state program. The premium reduction cannot exceed more than the full premium owed. The program covers insured acres planted to a qualifying cover crop during the 2021 crop year.

To receive the benefit for this program, producers must file a Report of Acreage form (FSA-578) with their cover crops identified with FSA by June 15, 2021, which is distinct from the normal acreage reporting date. Producers who already received a premium discount through the Illinois Fall Covers for Spring Savings Program may also receive a benefit through PCCP.


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