Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig reminds farmers and landowners who planted cover crops this past fall to apply for the state’s Crop Insurance Discount Program. 

Eligible Iowans can receive a $5 per acre discount on spring crop insurance premiums. The deadline to apply is Jan. 13.

In its sixth year, the program has helped increase cover crop acreage across the state. 

The State of Iowa has approximately 3 million acres of cover crops, a conservation practice that improves soil structure, enhances permeability and holds phosphorus and nitrogen in place.

Farmers may sign up for the Crop Insurance Discount Program at