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The primary resource concerns of the Will-South Cook Soil and Water Conservation District include soil erosion and sediment control, water quality, natural resource management, the preservation of prime farmland, and conservation education.


June 28, 2019


News Release

Prevented Planting/Cover Crop Incentive Program


As of July 11, 2019, the Illinois Department of Agriculture has suspended the Prevented Planting 

Cover Crop Incentive Program until further notice.  Those Soil and Water Conservation Districts 

that have submitted applications through July 10th will receive notice of their acceptance or denial.  



The Will-South Cook Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) would like to announce the Prevented Planting/Cover Crop Incentive Program. The PPCC program provides a $5 per acre incentive payment to producers for the planting of a cover crop on acres that have been enrolled into the prevented planting option of the USDA RMA crop insurance program for the 2019 growing season. 

Required forms and documents for program participation 

FY20 Prevented Planting/Cover Crop Incentive Application and payment form (PP/CC1)

Agreement and Terms Contract (PP/CC-1A)

Copies of USDA-Farm Service Agency form 578.

Anyone interested needs to make an appointment with us. We will email the applications until August 15th or the program fills. The program is currently at 29%.


For application and information:


Will South Cook Soil and Water Conservation District

1201 S Gougar Rd

New Lenox, IL 60451

815-462-3106 x3


What is the Will/South Cook Soil
and Water Conservation District?

The Will-South Cook Soil and Water Conservation District, organized in 1946, is one of 98 Illinois Soil and Water Conservation Districts empowered by state law to provide help and information about soil, water, and related natural resources. The District encompasses all of Will County and the portion of Cook County that lies south of 22nd Street.

The District works together with the United State Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to help district residents conserve, develop, manage, and wisely use land, water, and related resources. The District and NRCS provide assistance to land managers, county and local governments, organized groups, and local communities; based on a combination of national, state, local, and community needs and concerns.

District Board Meetings are held at 7:00 pm on the second Wednesday of each month.  The public is welcome and encoureaged to attend.

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