Soil Health Cover Crop Program

The North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA) announces the Soil Health Cover Crop Grant Program, a newly added program made possible through funding provided by the 67th Legislative Assembly. NDDA will provide cost-share assistance to producers via a lottery system.

Cover crops must be planted by August 31, 2021, and the online application must be completed by October 1, 2021. There is a cost-share payment of $15 per acre for new applicants and a future cost-share payment of $10 per acre for repeat applicants. There is a 50-acre cap per applicant per year.

Complete details are available at or by contacting Jason Wirtz at 701-220-1628 or 

NDDA will be opening applications by September 1, 2021 and closing them October 1, 2021 for the 2021 season. Applications will reopen again next year for the next growing season.