Farmers Edge Makes Data Handling Easier

Cindy Zimmerman

Jon Labine of Farmers Edge is in the business of making big data a small job for growers. Farmers Edge takes farmers from start to finish, tackling soil sampling, zone sampling, data analytics, yield applications and yield mapping. From all that data the company then provides growers with a profit map, proving their own worth. “[Precision] takes the guess work …

Audio, NAFB, Precision Agriculture

Deere Encourages ADAPT Adoption

Kelly Marshall

One focus of last week’s Develop with Deere conference in Kansas City was AgGateway‘s new ADAPT Toolkit. John Deere was a leader in creating the ADAPT program, and they’re making sure the software developers at the conference have the information they need to put it to use. Deere has developed their own plug-in for the system and tested it in …

Audio, John Deere, Precision Agriculture, Technology

Trimble Ag Software Announced

Chuck Zimmerman

Trimble is holding a large customer event in Las Vegas this week – Trimble Dimensions. It is the site for a big announcement – Trimble Ag Software. This new farm data management platform combines their products Connected Farm™, Farm Works Software® and Agri-Data® solutions. This all-in-one tool offers customers a complete desktop, web-based and mobile-enabled agricultural software solution that simplifies …

Audio, Precision Agriculture, ZimmCast

AgCompass Points to Improved Efficiency

Cindy Zimmerman

With commodity prices falling, already tight operating margins may become even tighter, increasing the need for farm partners to keep an eye on their operating expenses. One solution that many producers have turned to is remote hosting of their software so all the farm partners can be on the same page when making critical business decisions. AgCompass provides reliable U.S.-based …

Agribusiness, Audio, Markets, Precision Agriculture, Technology

Developing With Deere

Chuck Zimmerman

John Deere is holding its annual Develop with Deere conference in Kansas City this year with almost double the number of attendees of last year. Many more dealers have come to learn what the company has planned for the future. The conference includes presentations from 33 application development companies who are working with John Deere in various ways to integrate …

Agribusiness, John Deere, Precision Agriculture

FMC’s “Buck” Buckwalter Awarded Highest CAPCA Honor

Joanna Schroeder

Each year, the California Association of Pest Control Advisors (CAPCA) honors a member with its “PCA Advisor of the Year Award and Service to CAPCA.” The highest honor given by the association was awarded to Henry “Buck” Buckwalter, state regulatory government affairs manager for FMC, during the 2016 Conference & Agri-Expo luncheon. The 42nd annual event was held at the …

Audio, Award, FMC, pesticides, Precision Agriculture, Water

International Drone Expo to Host Drone Pitchfest Competition

Jamie Johansen

International Drone Expo (IDE) will hold a Drone Pitchfest Competition sponsored by Singh Ventures. The competition is open to domestic and international entrepreneur applicants who are seeking the opportunity to present their ideas and business concepts surrounding the unmanned aerial systems industry. Five winners will be presented with $100,000 worth of application and/or product development and the opportunity to solicit …

aerial, Agribusiness, Precision Agriculture, UAV

New Agreement for John Deere and Ag Leader

Kelly Marshall

Ag Leader and Deere & Company have announced a licensing agreement for Precision Planting’s SeedTube and related planting products.  The agreement states that Ag Leader, a precision competitor, may use Deere technologies and licenses to manufacture and sell the Precision Planting SeedTubes and related technology, including vSet, vDrive and DeltaForce.  Of course, this is contingent on Deere’s acquisition of Precision …

Ag Leader, Agribusiness, John Deere, Precision Agriculture

GROWMARK System Recognized for Ag Data Transparency

Cindy Zimmerman

GROWMARK has become the first agricultural cooperative system to earn the “Ag Data Transparent” seal for ag technology providers, which recognizes GROWMARK for its transparency working with farmers and the standards of privacy and security of data. The Ag Data Transparency seal recognizes the GROWMARK System’s commitment to growers on how farm data is collected, where and how it’s stored …

AFBF, Audio, data, GROWMARK, Precision Agriculture