FarmLink Splits Company to Position Growth

Jamie Johansen

FarmLink has made the decision to split the company into two businesses. FarmLink will focus on advanced data analytics and MachineryLink Solutions will steer towards equipment sharing solutions. “For local farmers, global agribusiness and others across the industry, new technology brings much needed insights and solutions to pull early adopters to the head of the pack. As we talked with …

MetaFarms Launches Web-based Assessment Tracking

Jamie Johansen

MetaFarms, Inc., launches of Assurance — a new component to web-based platform designed specifically for livestock production audit and assessment tracking. MetaFarms sees an increasing need and demand for a simpler way to enter and track various assessments, such as the Common Swine Industry Audit and PQA Plus, created by the National Pork Board. The Assurance tool will help the …

Strider Expands Into US With Decision Making Platform

Taylor Truckey

Strider, a well-respected, agriculture-focused tech start-up in Brazil, has recently expanded in the US market. Mainly in Texas as of now, Strider is bringing it’s mission of cutting input costs to the American farmer by helping farmers monitor pests, diseases, and weeds. This platform creates value by taking the information collected by scouts on the field to be evaluated by …

New HarvestMaster Field Applicator Reduces Error

Kelly Marshall

A provider of data solutions, HarvestMaster has launched a new applicator that allows the grower to apply various treatments to specific plots.   The applicator is set using the HarvestMaster’s Mirus software by a simple software plugin.  This technology reduces error and increases a grower’s productivity. Using the Mirus field applicator plugin, users can select which treatments to apply to …

Conservis Announces New Software Benefits

Kelly Marshall

If the former method of tracking data in pencil with a spreadsheet no longer fits the needs of today’s farmer, then neither does the one-size-fits-all solutions offered by the majority of ag software companies. Conservis is announcing an alternative.  Their new software has unparalleled benefits over other farm management platforms.  The Conserivs Dashboard allows growers to see a “snapshot” of …

PrecisionHawk and Genera Build Analysis Tool

Kelly Marshall

PrecisionHawk and Genera Energy have announced a partnership to develop data management tools for biomass crops.  Genera is a company that supplies biomass feedstocks and services, while Precision Hawk is a premier UAV manufacturer.  PrecisionHawk has successfully developed the DataMapper software program to help interpret the thousands of data points gained by a pass of the UAV through the field, …

JohnDeere Acquires Monosem

Taylor Truckey

Yesterday John Deere announced an agreement to acquire the European market leader in precision planters, Monosem. Four facilities in total will be purchased with two in France and two in the United States. John May, president, Agricultural Solutions and Chief Information Officer, said the business will maintain it’s independent nature by retaining its own brand and trademark, and will leverage …

aWhere to Provide Data to SageInsight’s MyAgCentral

Kelly Marshall

“Farmers don’t need more data, they need smart data delivered to them in an understandable format[…]” says John Corbett, CEO of aWhere.  And smart data is exactly what aWhere and DN2K are working together to accomplish.  aWhere’s weather data and agronomic modeling services will now be avaliable to SageInsight‘s MyAgCentral customers. As a key contributor of meaningful agricultural big data, …

Deere, DN2K Form Joint Venture

Kelly Marshall

Deere & Company and DN2K are working together to form SageInsights, a joint venture to further develop DN2K’s existing cloud software.  The goal is to enhance the software, called MyAgCentral, to provide consulting services to growers.      and others who provide consulting services to growers. “Through this initiative, John Deere expands its products and services for precision agriculture,” said …

Trimble Transforms Data with New Software

Kelly Marshall

Trimble has released a new software solution– the Trimble Remote Sensing Suite.  The new software promises to transform satellite data into high-quality information using satellite imagery processing and software for object-based feature extraction.  The information can be used by geospatial professionals for agriculture, environmental, urban planning and a variety of other applications. “Quickly extracting relevant and accurate information from large …