Podcast: The Big Data revolution

Meghan Grebner

“Big Data” is one of the hottest topics at just about any farm meeting.  Some of the questions that surround its use focus on who owns it and how it should be used. Data editor for The Economist Ken Cukier says as technology advances farmers are able to monitor their farms more efficiently and effectively.  But there are questions remains …

Data Collection, Precision Pays Podcast, technology

Open Ag Data Alliance Launched

Cindy Zimmerman

The Climate Corporation and several agricultural stakeholders today officially launched the Open Ag Data Alliance (OADA), an open standards software project to ensure farmers have full data access, security and privacy. “OADA will work to ensure farmers can move their data seamlessly and securely between their equipment, software and services by speeding the development of technical standards for data formatting …

Audio, Case IH, Data Collection, Growmark, New Holland, technology

GROWMARK and Deere form Data Collaboration

Cindy Zimmerman

GROWMARK and John Deere are collaborating to make life easier and improve decision-making for producers and agronomists. The two are collaborating to deliver near real-time field level data to producers and FS Crop Specialists by linking FS Advanced Information Services (FS AIS), a suite of precision agronomy software, with John Deere Wireless Data Transfer, JDLink™ and MyJohnDeere. GROWMARK Agronomy Marketing …

Agribusiness, Audio, Data Collection, Growmark, John Deere, Software, technology

Ag Leader AgFiniti Now Available

Cindy Zimmerman

Ag Leader Technology’s new cloud-based platform AgFiniti® was a hit at last week’s Commodity Classic where growers were happy to learn that it is now available for them. “AgFiniti is an affordable and reliable solution for wireless connectivity in the field because it allows users the flexibility to choose the best wireless service carrier in their local area and hotspot …

Ag Leader, Audio, Commodity Classic, Data Collection, Software, technology

Get Crop Insurance Help with Ag Leader SMS

Cindy Zimmerman

Crop insurance is playing a bigger role than ever in agriculture with passage of the new farm bill and Ag Leader SMS Software is one way to make the record keeping required for crop insurance a little bit easier. Rural Community Insurance Services (RCIS) recently announced it has partnered with Ag Leader on the use of SMS software to submit …

Ag Leader, Audio, Data Collection, National Farm Machinery Show

USDA Updates CropScape Data Tool

John Davis

Better information on cropland will be at the fingertips of farmers across the country, as the U.S. Department of Agriculture has updated its online geospatial exploring tool, CropScape. This National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) news release says CropScape has added Cropland Data Layers from crop year 2013 that gives the public an easy access to interactive data, without having to …

Data Collection, USDA

Ag Leader Wants You to Know About the Value of Data

Joanna Schroeder

Why should we care about data I asked Tyler Anderson with Ag Leader during the 2014 Iowa Power Farming Show. Anderson said we should care about data. So I asked the next logical question, “How do we know if it worked?”. “We can check to make sure the data worked by reading the information we’ve recorded out in the field …

Ag Leader, Audio, Data Collection, IA Power Farming Show, Software

Ag Leader’s Luke Bunkers on Water Management

Joanna Schroeder

Water management. An ongoing issue for growers across the country and around the world. To learn more about some of the big water management issues in agriculture, I turned to Luke Bunkers with Ag Leader who spent some time with me during the 2014 Iowa Power Farming Show. Today with input costs and costs of fertilizer and seed being as …

Ag Leader, Audio, Conservation, Data Collection, IA Power Farming Show

UAV Aerial Imagery Solution from MyAgCentral

Cindy Zimmerman

MyAgCentral, a division of DN2K, has announced “the first of its new cloud-based end-to-end solutions for agriculture, which gives growers a simple and affordable way to leverage aerial agronomic imagery.” DN2K has partnered with three industry-leading entities to offer a fully integrated workflow solution that streamlines the process of flying fields and capturing, storing, processing, viewing and sharing aerial images. …

Aerial Imagery, Data Collection, UAV