Feedback Form for the Illinois Soil Health Incentive Program (SHIP)
The Illinois Soil Health Incentive Program (SHIP) is a new program concept to provide financial incentives to Illinois producers to implement conservation management practices that sequester carbon, reduce atmospheric greenhouse gases (GHGs), and improve soil health. The incentives are based on greenhouse gas reductions using modeled county-level quantification methods.

Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback on this program concept. Your responses are completely anonymous.
How would you expect farmers to react to a program like this?
What factors might cause farmers to be hesitant to participate in a program like this?
What elements of this program do you think are most attractive to farmers? For example, performance based; longer contracts; competitive payments; improves soil health; added on top of existing practices incentives; other?
Do you think this framework could be added on top of existing Illinois programs like Partners for Conservation or Fall Covers for Spring Savings? Which one? Why or why not?
Could this work across all of Illinois? Why or why not?
Are there certain areas in Illinois where you think this might be more readily accepted?
What are your thoughts on how to get State leadership engaged in this program?
Anything else you want to share?
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