Skip to content
CoverCress Logo


Community Partner

CoverCress Inc. is converting field pennycress, a native winter annual, into a new over-wintering oilseed crop for Midwestern farmers under the CoverCress™ brand. The first “cash cover crop,” CoverCress seed allows corn and soybean farmers to add a new, profitable third crop into their rotation on existing land over winter and early spring without the displacement of food crops. It also offers all the environmental benefits of a cover crop such as mitigating nutrient loss, reducing soil erosion, and increasing soil carbon sequestration. CoverCress is a unique and scalable option to produce low carbon intensity oil to supply the renewable fuels industry as well as generate co-products for use as a nutritious animal feed. Learn more at