Earn Up to $20 Per Acre
with the Mars Carbon Program, in collaboration with ForGround by Bayer
Mars, Incorporated is collaborating with ForGround by Bayer to roll out the Mars Carbon Program. Eligible farmers can earn payments of up to $12/acre for adopting no-till, strip-till and cover crops (depending on location).
Plus, for a limited time, earn up to an extra $8/acre – for a total of $20/acre – during our three-year bonus period.
September 30, 2023
to qualify for the bonus period payment.
Open to new and qualified fields in select counties in Nebraska, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio.
How the Payment is Determined1
Adopt qualifying regenerative practices to earn up to $12/acre – or up to $20/acre during the limited time bonus period. Plus, you may be eligible for an additional one-time payment if you made qualifying practice changes on enrolled acres beginning on or after October 2020.
The limited-time, promotional offer of up to $20 per acre will apply to the 2023 season and the following two seasons (2024, 2025). After the promotional period, eligible fields can earn $6 per acre for cover crops, $6 per acre for no-till/strip-till or $12 per acre for both practices for future years. See the calculator for state and county program and practice(s) eligibility.
See How Much You Can Potentially Earn for the Practices You Adopt1
Program Payment Calculator
This calculator is a tool to help project payment potential. All payment calculations are based upon the information provided by the user. No results are guaranteed, and Bayer and its affiliates hereby disclaim any liability related, directly or indirectly, to the accuracy of the results provided by this calculator.
* Payments subject to: (a) verification by Bayer that the selected practices have been performed and, for historical payments, that carbon assets have been generated; and (b) all other applicable terms of the Bayer Carbon-Smart Master Services Agreement.
** In this calculator, adopting a practice after harvest would mean adopting between October 1 of a given year and September 30 of the following year. For example, if you adopted a practice between October 1, 2020 and September 30, 2021, you would select “After my 2020 harvest”.
About the Mars Carbon Program
It’s simple: Farmers are rewarded for their vital role in balancing the carbon cycle and improving agricultural ecosystems. When you enroll your eligible fields into the Mars Carbon Program, you can get paid for adopting cover crops and reduced tillage practices. We help you put regenerative practices to work with year-round support from a team of agronomists and exclusive rebates and discounts. But it’s more than just extra income. You can also help strengthen your land for future generations with healthier soil and greater resiliency.
Simple & Straightforward
Get rewarded for adopting eligible regenerative agriculture practices that benefit soil health. We help with data collection and take care of soil sampling for you.
Get Paid Per Acre, Period
Unlike some other carbon programs for farmers, your payment never depends on how much carbon you capture.
Earn More for the Way You Farm1
Enroll by September 30, 2023, and earn up to $20/acre during the first three-years of the program for adopting no-till, strip-till and cover crops (depending on location). After this promotional period, eligible fields can earn $6 per acre for no-till/strip-till, $6 per acre for cover crops, or $12 per acre for both practices for future years.
Full Support from ForGround by Bayer
Receive all membership benefits, including agronomic support, resources and exclusive discounts.
Additional Benefits through ForGround by Bayer
The Mars Carbon Program is part of ForGround by Bayer. When you enroll eligible fields in the program, you also receive a free membership to ForGround that provides you access to exclusive benefits and opportunities:
Agronomic resources and personalized support
Exclusive discounts and rebates
Decision support tools and insights
Other valuable members-only extras include:
- Free Climate FieldViewTM PLUS2 subscription for one year
- $50/foot discount on select Great Plains Box Drill units with the purchase of a new unit
- $1/acre discount on Sound Agriculture’s SOURCE® portfolio
- $1.50/acre discount on the VariMax Systems precision ag package
- And more
Plus, industry-leading resources and learning materials you can only get by joining ForGround. See full benefit details here.
Still Have Questions?
Get in touch with an expert who can walk you through the enrollment process.
1 Payments subject to: (a) verification by Bayer that the selected practices have been performed and, for historical payments, that carbon assets have been generated; and (b) all other applicable terms of the Bayer Carbon-Smart Master Services Agreement.
2 ForGround members who agree to associate their FieldView™ Plus account with ForGround will receive a FieldView Plus subscription at no charge for one year. Current participants in the Bayer Carbon Program can participate in this offer by becoming ForGround members and complying with offer requirements. The FieldView Plus opportunity set forth in this paragraph is subject to Bayer continuing to offer promotion. Promotion may be discontinued by Bayer at any time in Bayer’s sole discretion. Promotion participants must not be in breach of any agreements between Bayer and its affiliates, including Climate LLC, in order to qualify. FieldView Drive or FieldView Drive Starter Kits are not included in this offer. No commissions will be paid to dealers for subscribers participating in this offer. This offer may not be combined with any other offer for FieldView Plus.
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