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Technology in Agriculture: How Has Technology Changed Farming?

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Agriculture technologies advanced rapidly in the second half of the 20th century and at the beginning of the 21st century. These developments forever changed the way farmers work.

Take a look at how farming technology has changed over the last 50 years.

1960s
The Green Revolution

Leaps by Bayer Leads USD 45 Million Financing in Sound Agriculture to Accelerate Sustainability Solutions for Food and Agriculture

Sound’s Dual-Technology Platform Uses Biochemistry to Tap into the Natural Capabilities of the Plant to Increase the Speed and Efficiency of Agriculture
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Leverkusen, Germany and Emeryville, CA, August 19, 2021 /3BLMedia/ – Sound Agriculture, a company that is tackling sustainability through groundbreaking advancements in both food and agriculture, announced today that it has secured a USD 45 million investment led by Leaps by Bayer, the impact investment arm of Bayer.

Can You Picture a Carbon-Neutral Farm? We Can.

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Climate change has us all reimagining our relationship with carbon. But farmers have an even bigger stake in the conversation than most. How will the farm of the future help us deliver on our current commitments—and get closer to carbon-neutral? 

“Carbon neutrality.”

How Farms are Fighting Climate Change

Farmers aren’t just on the front lines battling the effects of climate change, they’re actively working to address its root causes.
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Humanity has a give-and-take relationship with the earth. What we use, we must try to replace. A simple idea, but it will take the best of human ingenuity to accomplish. Few people understand this more than those who grow our food. 
 

New Technologies Driving the Future of Plant Breeding

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Advanced digital technologies improve our chances to discover new solutions for farmers. At Bayer, we know that no two fields are the same – climate, pests, and other growing conditions vary region to region and farm to farm. We also know this means the only way to advance agriculture is to provide more and better choices for farmers – and to do it faster. So, we built a more informed, more efficient seed pipeline using advanced phenomics, genomics, data science, and Artificial Intelligence tools.

How Business Success and Sustainability Go Hand-in-Hand in Agriculture

by Shannon Hauf
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Each day, I have the privilege and joy of partnering with farmers, whose hard work and crop yields feed the world – helping to develop and provide them with strategic and technical solutions in seed production. And as Bayer strives to provide farmers with the highest quality seeds, we’re also driving sustainable growth for our seeds business.

Merchants of Doubt

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In March 1996, a British fact-finding commission reporting to the House of Commons concluded that striking brain diseases observed in young people were probably due to the consumption of meat from BSE-infected cattle. Panic broke out in Europe: meat consumption collapsed, European meat became unsaleable, hundreds of thousands of cattle had to be slaughtered and the meat destroyed, and import bans were hastily imposed on British beef.

Beneficial Bacteria and Soil: Hidden Helpers Below Ground

The world’s soils are increasingly disappearing. But their living elements – beneficial bacteria – are capable of saving this valuable resource and helping crops thrive.
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Imagine losing twenty years of work in just a few days. In 2013, this happened to Australian farmer Robert Hinrichsen after a massive flood.
 

Bayer Launches Its Decarbonization Program for Agriculture in Europe

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In line with the political objectives of the EU Green Deal, the program’s main goal is to fight climate change by establishing carbon farming practices at farmers’ level with benefits for the entire agricultural value chain / Program kicks off with over 25 farmers across seven countries in the EU and beyond: France, Spain, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, United Kingdom and Ukraine

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In line with the political objectives of the EU Green Deal, the program’s main goal is to fight climate change by establishing carbon farming practices at farmers’ level with benefits for the entire agricultural value chain / Program kicks off with over 25 farmers across seven countries in the EU and beyond: France, Spain, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, United Kingdom and Ukraine

A Commitment to Food Safety That "Checks Out" With Growers…and Consumers

by Dirk Backhaus, Head of Product Supply and member of the Crop Science Executive Leadership Team at Bayer Crop Science
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The gradual return to “normal life” following the pandemic has reminded me of some simple joys – going on excursions with my family, meeting up with friends for a nice dinner…and shopping for fresh ingredients.

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