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$25 million in funding for Missouri Farmers.

MU’s Center for Regenerative Agriculture has been awarded a $25 million grant from USDA’s new Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities program to lead a five-year, multi-partner project to help Missouri producers.

The Missouri Climate-Resilient Crop & Livestock (CRCL) project aims to promote climate-resilient crop and livestock systems through diverse practices. To reach a wide range of farmers, we’re introducing eight tailored incentive payment initiatives.

Beginning in summer 2023, we will kick off our initiatives by introducing the cover crops and Grow Your Edges - Silvopasture practice payments. These payments provide farmers with flexibility and choice.

If you would like to enroll in the 2023 incentive programs offered, please continue reading and select “Apply” below.

If you are interested in our other programs beyond cover cropping and silvopasture, please learn about our other offerings here and sign up for our newsletter to stay informed.

How to Apply

You can apply for the Missouri CRCL practice incentive programs below. There are specific eligibility criteria for each program that you can check out on each program’s sub-page. All programs require this baseline eligibility criteria: Please review before applying.

  • You have an FSA Number. Your farm is in Missouri. If you don’t have an FSA number, or your farm is outside Missouri, read this article about how to get an FSA Number or find funding outside of Missouri.
  • You must be a current citizen of the U.S. or a lawful alien possessing a valid I-551 to apply.
  • The fields you wish to enroll are not currently enrolled in any other financial incentive program for the same practice, such as EQIP or CSP.
  • You must have operational control of the fields you wish to enroll, meaning that you will make and implement the decisions about the farming practices on the land.
  • Please note that the total payment allowed for the Missouri CRCL project in a single year is $10,000, and $20,000 lifetime, which will put a cap on the number of acres you can enroll.
  • You will be asked to complete an AD-2047 (Customer Data Worksheet to facilitate the collection of customer data for Business Partner Record)
  • You will need to certify HELC and WC compliance via Form AD-1026, Highly Erodible Land Conservation (HELC) and Wetland Conservation (WC) Certification

If you are approved, you must be prepared to supply additional information about your farm before cost-share is issued to you.

To ensure a safe and secure application, we have partnered with FarmRaise to set up a streamlined digital application. Please select “Apply Now” to set up your secure account, powered by FarmRaise, and then you will be taken to the application. If you already have an account with FarmRaise, you can simply select “Log In” and enter your existing credentials.

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Contact Us

Questions? You can reach us by email at: mocrcl@missouri.edu

Learn more about our other incentive programs and sign up for our newsletter by visiting our website. https://cra.missouri.edu

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