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Ducks Unlimited has partnered with Archer-Daniels-Midland Company and Farmers Business Network to promote sustainable agricultural practices that incentivize producers in Ohio to implement 25,000 acres of cover crops. Over the next year, Ducks Unlimited will work with private landowners to enroll acres into one-year cover crop contracts. In return, landowners receive a $15- to $25-per acre incentive payment.
DU will be responsible for administering the cover crop program, developing sustainable on-farm practices that fit farmers’ needs and are also economically beneficial.
Ohio farmers must provide FSA documents and FSA subsidiary print that will be shared with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. To qualify, this must be new or expanded practice, and you must have wheat, corn, or soybeans in rotation. You cannot be paid for cover crops on the same acres by federally funded programs like EQIP/CSP/RCPP.
Producers who already know which program they want to enroll in and are ready to proceed with an agreement can select from one of the following options:
If you need more information, please fill out this form, and a DU biologist will contact you.
About Ducks Unlimited
Ducks Unlimited Inc. is the world’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving North America’s continually disappearing waterfowl habitats. Established in 1937, Ducks Unlimited has conserved more than 16 million acres thanks to contributions from more than a million supporters across the continent. Guided by science and dedicated to program efficiency, DU works toward the vision of wetlands sufficient to fill the skies with waterfowl today, tomorrow and forever. For more information on our work, visit ducks.org.
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