Bayer Carbon

The impact and revenue of regenerative agriculture.

Nobody knows as well as you do how much potential your land has. And you can unlock even more of that potential through regenerative agriculture practices that can help sequester and reduce carbon and support soil health. It can give your acreage new life and a new meaning — all for the benefit of your farm, your family and everybody’s future.

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About Bayer Carbon

We want to help reduce our customers' in-field GHG emissions in major agricultural markets by 30% by 2030. This applies to the most emitting cropping systems in regions Bayer operates. So, what does that mean for you?

Partners in Results

We support you at every step and in all kinds of ways. You will have a Sustainable Systems Agronomist and a dedicated Implementation Team working with you year-round, as well as access to our sustainability experts, learning centers, select research farms, and agronomic insights.

Sharing the Upside

We believe in your success. We are committed to reviewing our program to ensure you get recognized for carbon market upsides, and we have increased our program incentives for no-till and strip-till practices this year vs. last.

Agronomic Insights & Data Collection

You will also get free access to Climate FieldView™ Plus, our industry-leading digital farming app, to help you get an even deeper understanding of your fields, allowing you to make more informed operating decisions that can help optimize your yields, maximize efficiency, and reduce risk.

Easily capture and review your field-level practices and activities across your entire farming operation. All-in-one place.

Simple & Certain

Simple: You choose which practices you enroll in for each field, and then we help you implement those practices. We also take care of the practice verification, soil sampling and more.

No surprises: You know what you will earn per acre and are rewarded for the verified and validated practices you adopt. No need to worry about how many tons of carbon you generate.

Incentives for Farmers: Get Paid For Practice Changes

At Bayer Carbon, we know it's a big deal to switch to regenerative practices. That's why we provide transition support to minimize risks, reduce costs and implement new revenue streams.

Under the terms of the Bayer Climate-Smart Practices Master Agreement, we will pay you to perform your selected practices on enrolled fields during the program performance period, plus a bonus payment for fields enrolled for the entire program performance period (subject to verification you performed your selected practices each year).

We may also pay you a historical practice payment if you performed the selected practices during the year before field enrollment (subject to our verification and determination that carbon assets were generated).

State¹

No-Till/Strip Till² (per acre, per year)

Cover Crop² ³ (per acre, per year)

Combined Total²

Alabama

$5

$5

Arkansas

$6

$6

$12

Illinois

$6

$6

$12

Indiana

$6

$6

$12

Iowa

$6

$6

$12

Kansas

$5

$5

Kentucky

$6

$6

$12

Louisiana

$6

$6

$12

Michigan

$5

$5

Minnesota

$5

$5

Mississippi

$6

$6

$12

Missouri

$6

$6

$12

Nebraska

$5

$5

Ohio

$5

$5

Tennessee

$5

$5

Wisconsin

$5

$5

¹ Subject to current county eligibility

² Payment is subject to the verification of practices and performance

³ Grazing not approved at this time

We use field data, digital technologies and satellite imagery to verify, quantify and validate your regenerative agriculture practices, so we can offer a high-quality carbon asset to buyers.

This enables us to offer you incremental income while you implement practices that can enhance soil health, reduce erosion, and increase soil-available water. Your success is our success, and vice versa. And if carbon prices increase, your rewards can increase too.

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Answers to Your FAQs

It's flexible and simple: you choose which practices you enroll in for each field, and then we help you implement those practices. We also take care of the practice verification, soil sampling and more.

And we want you to benefit from the expanding carbon markets. If prices increase, then your rewards may increase too. You get certainty, whatever you achieve: you're rewarded for the verified practices you adopt, period. There's no need to worry about how many tons of carbon you generate.

Everyone can benefit from removing carbon emissions: you, your family, your land, people around the world and future generations. But on the ground and every day, you can also see other potential benefits, such as healthier soil, less erosion, improved soil water availability and much more. And of course, the carbon assets that Bayer generates with the emissions reductions from your practices will help create a more sustainable future for everyone, as organizations may buy those carbon assets from Bayer to meet their sustainability and climate goals.

Reducing tillage and planting cover crops have on-farm and environmental effects. These practices can increase soil organic matter and improve the physical and biological properties of your soil, which may improve yield stability. Cover crops can help suppress weeds and cycle nutrients by fixing atmospheric nitrogen and scavenging excess soil nutrients. Cover crops and reduced tillage practices can also create lasting positive environmental effects by reducing soil erosion and decreasing sedimentation and nutrient pollution of waterways while promoting healthier soils for future generations.

As much as possible. You choose which climate-smart practices you implement and which fields you enroll. Then, once you start seeing the benefits, you can add fields each year, subject to approval. You won’t be penalized for circumstances out of your control, such as if conditions don’t allow you to implement reduced tillage or cover crops, and there are no penalties for not participating in a given year.

Instead, you are paid for the years that we can verify you were able to implement your selected practices. And, if we can verify that you performed the practices on an enrolled field during each year of the program, you’ll also earn the end of contract bonus payment for that field.

If, despite your best efforts, your cover crop fails due to factors outside your control (such as a weather event), you’ll still qualify for payment, but may need to provide additional evidence.

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