Partnership announced to increase carbon program access
Bayer and CHS, the largest agricultural cooperative in the US, have announced a partnership to increase carbon program access to more farmers. The agreement will extend access to the Bayer Carbon Program to the 75,000 CHS farmer-owners across several states.
Lisa Streck is the carbon program lead with Bayer. “The ability for us to partner with other key stakeholders can make agriculture have a stronger impact, faster,” she says.
She tells Brownfield there are other incentives for growers who participate in the program. “For farmers who enroll in the Bayer/CHS Carbon Program collaboration, it will also give them an opportunity to earn up to an addition $3 per acre on the program by purchasing CHS products,” she says.
Dean Hendrickson, vice president of agronomy with CHS says Bayer’s program is easy to use and provides growers with the flexibility to adopt climate-smart farming practices like strip- and no-till, and cover crops.
CHS is owned by more than 900 local cooperatives and 75,000 farmers and ranchers across the country. The Bayer Carbon Program is driving innovation to help farmers maximize yield per acre while using fewer resources and reducing greenhouse gas emissions through climate-smart growing practices.
AUDIO: Lisa Streck, Bayer Carbon Program Lead