CCI is preparing for a limited commercial launch of our CoverCress™ product in select geographies for planting during Fall 2022. Innovative farmers looking to increase revenue and reap the many benefits of a cover crop can sign up to receive additional information!  

Farmer Benefits of CoverCress

A CoverCress crop delivers a new revenue opportunity for farmers with a cover crop's added soil health benefits. Farmers can achieve these benefits without much time, resources, or crop management.

Farm Economics

  • Crop and carbon economic benefit
  • Transforms corn-soy rotation into three cash crops in two years
  • No new land or equipment is required
  • Potential reduction in next crop chemistry needs due to early weed suppression
  • Greater than $170 per acre gross revenue opportunity (fluctuates with current soybean market values – see table below)

Benefits of a Cover Crop

  • Reduces soil erosion
  • Improves soil health
  • Reduces pest pressure
  • Improves soil microbiology
  • Reduces soil compaction
  • Increases nutrient recycling
  • Improves winter annual weed control
  • Protects water quality

Easy to Do Business

  • No upfront costs required
  • Programs are in place to minimize any risk to the farmer
  • Utilizes field passes already needed in a corn and soybean crop rotation
  • No need to market and sell the grain as CoverCress has an established end-market

Farmers can have confidence in producing a CoverCress crop in partnership with our company.

  • 9+ years of research, product development, and field testing (over 10,000 research plots were planted in the fall of 2021, with 100+ acres of yield trials)
  • Established end-use markets (feed & fuel), mitigating farmer risk

"It's an opportunity to have a third crop for revenue in two years while still getting the soil health benefits of a cover crop."

Doug Hubner, Partner, Hubner Industries, LLC., and Hubner Farms

Founding Farmers

We are looking for select farmers willing to partner with CCI for the inaugural 2022/2023 season. Interested farmers will contract with us to raise and manage a CoverCress crop, receiving payment upon grain delivery to a specified collection point. Farmers will be supported throughout the process and encouraged to share honest feedback throughout the season. Limited spots are available, so don't delay!

 

Farmer Expectations

  • CoverCress field selection where a late post-emergence HPPD inhibitor was used in the preceding corn crop is not recommended.
  • Interest in new experiences
  • Willing to commit to a minimum of 80 acres
  • Plant preceding corn/soybean crop early (25% moisture or short season)
  • Seed CoverCress before October 10, 2022
  • Harvest CoverCress grain late May 2023
  • Ability to deliver grain 50+ miles to set locations provided by the company
  • HPPD herbicides include Balance® Flexx, Laudis®, Impact®, Armezon®, Callisto®, and other Isoxazole family of chemicals (triketones) – mesotrione and temborione

 

Anticipated Revenue Opportunity*

  Select the Column with the Price of Soybeans for May 2023 CBOT
Soy $/bu $11.00 $12.00 $13.00 $14.00 $15.00 $16.00
  This determines the price you are paid for your CoverCress grain
CoverCress Grain $/Ton $201 $220 $238 $256 $275 $293
  Expected yields with approved stands are 1500 lbs. (0.75/tons/acres)
Founding Farmer Expected Revenue $/Acre $151 $165 $179 $192 $206 $220
  CoverCress 2023 Guarantee of 90% of the expected Yield (1350/lbs/acre)
Founding Farmer Guaranteed Minimum Revenue 2023 $136 $148 $161 $173 $185 $198

1. Farmer will be paid $6/loaded mile to CCI designated delivery points
2. If the stand is not adequate for N application, the farmer will receive a $20/acre payment for 2023
3. If harvest is delayed, the farmer will receive a $4/acre harvest delay payment for each day after May 31st, with a June 15th max at $60/acre

*Compensation based on May 2023 CBOT for soybeans; final compensation rates will be determined and included in the contract before fall seeding
*Estimates are based on fluctuating CBOT May 2023 for soybean

 

More Information & Signup

Click below for an interactive recap of a recent panel discussion with the CCI team and farmers. Click through the pages and links to hear about their experiences raising the CoverCress crop and get answers to many frequently asked questions.

 

Click the map to view the area (shaded teal) for the 2022 Limited Commercial Launch.

 

Farmer Interest

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