Precision Ag Bytes 11/6

Carrie Muehling

  • Raven Industries, Inc. announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire majority ownership of DOT Technology Corp., a leader in autonomous agriculture solutions. The investment will align under the Company’s Applied Technology division in support of its recently announced strategic growth platform, Raven Autonomy™.
  • Raven Industries, Inc. announced it has acquired Smart Ag Inc., a technology company that develops autonomous farming solutions for agriculture. This acquisition is part of Raven Autonomy™, the Company’s strategic growth platform to become the industry leader in autonomous agriculture solutions, announced earlier this week.
  • Radicle Growth and Corteva Agriscience announced the launch of The Radicle Challenge by Corteva, to be hosted at the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit. Together, Radicle and Corteva will identify a promising agtech startup that is solving agricultural challenges with novel technology solutions and support its success. Entrepreneurs with technologies across the agricultural landscape who are solving problems with breakthrough technology solutions are invited to apply to take part in the Challenge between now and December 6, 2019.
  • Case IH is expanding its tillage lineup with the new Speed-Tiller high-speed disk. Designed to create a high-efficiency, agronomically correct seedbed that helps plants thrive, the Speed Tiller is a true dual-season tool for primary and secondary tillage.
  • CNH Industrial N.V. announced its agreement to acquire ATI Inc., a global manufacturer of rubber track systems for high horsepower tractors and combine harvesters. This acquisition will provide Case IH customers with access to industry-leading track technology, extending the available range and enabling them to tailor their choice based on their specific floatation, suspension and traction requirements.
  • Farmers and contractors operating fleets of machinery from different brands will in the near future be able to securely exchange and view machine data through a common interface called DataConnect. DataConnect is the first direct, manufacturer-independent solution that enables the seamless, automatic and real-time exchange of important machine data between the various machine brand platforms. With John Deere, CLAAS, CNH Industrial and 356FarmNet as part of the initiative, producers operating Deere, CLAAS, New Holland, Case IH or Steyr brand farm equipment can easily access and view basic machine data elements including current and historical machine location, current fuel tank level, working status and forward speed from these connected machines via the portal of their choice.
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