Cover Crop Funding

Cover Crop Funding to Farmers

The Cover Crop Program is now available through the York County Conservation District (YCCD).

The Cover Crop Program provides cost-share funding for planting cover crops in York County.

Cover Crop Program Overview

  • Applicant must have Current Agriculture Erosion & Sedimentation/Conservation Plan for the farms/acres to be funded.
  • Single species cover crop will be paid a flat rate of $40/acre, multi-species cover crop will be $55/acre.
  • Applications must be submitted by September 15.
  • Multi-species (at least 1 grass AND 1 broadleaf) must be planted by November 1. Single species (small grain) must be planted by November 15.
  • Cover Crops must be maintained until March 15 and cannot be used as forage or harvested¬†for grain.
  • Acreage cannot be dual-enrolled with other cover crop funding sources.

Learn More about the Cover Crop Program

Cover Crop

Cover Crop Program Application

Applications for the Cover Crop Program must be submitted through the Conservation District.

Deadline to Apply: September 15

How to Apply for Cover Crop Program 2024-2025 Cover Crop Program Application

Questions about the Cover Crop Program

Have questions about the Cover Crop Program? We’d like to hear from you!

Submit your question below and we will respond to you soon.

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Email: Troy Zirkle (tzirkle@yorkccd.org) or Mark Flaharty (mflaharty@yorkccd.org)

Phone: 717-840-7430