CCI is preparing for a pre-commerical demonstration of our CoverCress™ crop in select geographies for planting during Fall 2023. Innovative farmers looking to gain first-hand experience and reap the many benefits of a cover crop can sign up to receive additional information!  

Farmer Benefits of CoverCress

A CoverCress crop has the potential to deliver 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.

Potential 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 2023/2024 pre-commercial crop demonstration season. Interested farmers will contract with us to raise and manage a CoverCress crop through termination. 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

  • Interest in new experiences
  • Willing to commit to a minimum of 40-160 acres
  • Plant preceding corn/soybean crop early (25% moisture or short season)
  • Seed CoverCress before October 10
  • Terminate crop by April 30 via tillage or herbicide system of choice

 

Anticipated Revenue Opportunity*

  Select the Column with the Price of Soybeans for May 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)
Potential Revenue $/Acre $151 $165 $179 $192 $206 $220
  CoverCress Guarantee of 90% of the expected Yield (1350/lbs/acre)
 Potential Minimum Revenue  $136 $148 $161 $173 $185 $198

*Value per ton of CoverCress grain based on May CBOT for soybeans; final value per ton will be determined and included in the contract before fall seeding in future years

 

 

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 2022/2023 crop demonstrations.

 

Farmer Interest

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