SPRINGFIELD, IL - The second year of the Illinois Department of Agriculture's (IDOA) Fall Covers for Spring Savings Program ended with 768 applications requesting over 185,000 acres submitted to IDOA. The discount program opened the application period at 12:01am December 15 and saw the acreage limit met within its first 24-hours. In 2019, over 500 applications requesting over 133,000 acres were received. Consistent with last year's program, qualified applicants will be awarded on a first come, first served basis.