The best resource for fighting climate change?

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Climate change has challenged all of us to look at the way we use our resources. And at Bayer, it’s allowed us to look at how we can best use agriculture itself as a resource. After all, agriculture has natural climate-smart capabilities that other industries don’t. It has the ability to not just reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but actually remove them—turning climate-smart agriculture into a powerful resource for the planet. 

 

For Bayer, that means:

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Empowering farmers to use their crops to naturally remove carbon from the atmosphere 
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Incentivizing growers to adopt farming techniques that keep carbon stored in the soil
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Breeding new crop hybrids that can thrive on fewer resources
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Pioneering digital tools that help farmers monitor and maximize their resources 
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Partnering with other companies to develop climate-smart practices throughout the supply chain
What if every farm could join the fight against climate change?

 

Farmers have a climate superpower on their hands. On millions of farms worldwide, crops have the power to pull carbon out of the atmosphere, rewriting our relationship with emissions and actually reversing climate change. This practice is within every farmer’s reach. And as both a global citizen and an industry leader in agriculture, Bayer is positioned to enable farmers and lead global change. 

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The Bayer Carbon Initiative is a global effort to empower and incentivize millions of growers to become carbon change-makers. Now in 10 countries including the U.S., our Carbon Programs lets farmers tap into the carbon market and get rewarded for practices that keep carbon underground. By leaving their soil undisturbed, farmers can help dramatically reduce carbon emissions while also opening new revenue streams. 

 

 

Infographic with 3 circles next to each other depicting carbon trapped in soil based on the three ag practices of no-till, strip-till, and cover cropping

 

 

No-till, strip-till and cover cropping also have their own sustainability benefits besides reducing carbon emissions. Reduced tilling means tractors burn less fuel, and because cover crops help with water absorption, farmers can use less frequent watering.

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At Bayer, we’re developing hybrid crops to prove once and for all that reducing emissions can be as beneficial to the bottom line as it is to our planet. By pioneering crops that can thrive on less, farmers can conserve the planet’s most valuable resources without sacrificing yield. Watch below to see how short-stature corn is fighting crop loss and making the most of resources in the United States.

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What if new digital tools could solve timeless problems?

At Bayer, we’re innovating a host of digital solutions that can make farming more efficient. Driven by data, Climate FieldView™ provides growers with detailed, real-time insights about their fields. When crops can communicate precisely what they need—and more importantly, what they don’t—it enables growers to confidently use fewer resources and less energy. 

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What if a modern supply chain came with zero emissions?

No one person, organization or country can address climate change alone. At Bayer, we’re excited to be forming partnerships with like-minded companies and organizations to rethink supply chains with sustainability and transparency.

 

 

infographic depicting the journey of corn from seed to table leading to zero emissions

 

By working together to harness agriculture’s power to be a climate-smart resource, we’re helping to rewrite the future of our planet.

 

We’re reimagining what a farm can be, and what part agriculture will play in the future of our world.

 

And with every new commitment, new technology, and new hybrid, we’re pushing the promise of agriculture even further. The solution is growing, and we’re proud to be a part of it.