Crop Insurance Discount Program

Sign up for cover crops planted in Fall 2023 will begin on December 1, 2023. 

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) has entered into an agreement with the USDA-Risk Management Agency (RMA) to provide an additional crop insurance premium reduction for cover crop acres from producers who enroll through this program. This premium reduction is only eligible for acres in cover crops, located in the state of Iowa only, and NOT receiving cost-share or incentives from state and/or federal programs. 

IDALS will take applications for this program (through this online application process), verify cover crop acres, and provide a list of eligible applicants to RMA for the premium reduction. Specific program rules, FAQs, and additional information on this demonstration program can be found at