Farmers Edge Goes Big at #Classic17

Kelly Marshall

Farmers Edge™, a global leader in decision agriculture, today launched the next generation of its award-winning farm management platform, FarmCommand™. Based on two years of feedback from its global network of growers, the new fully-integrated platform provides growers with easy access to crop, weather, equipment, soil, and other agronomic data all in one place. This announcement comes as Farmers Edge …

Agribusiness, Commodity Classic, Data, Farmers Edge, Nutrient Management, technology

Topcon Agriculture Presents New X35 Console

Kelly Marshall

The next generation of X-Family touchscreen displays is now available from Topcon Agriculture. The 12.1 inch console is easy to use with simple upgrades designed for the operator’s needs. It’s an all-in-one system which provides variable rate control of up to 200 sections for as many as eight products, all managed through cloud-based technology. “The X35 console adds to the …

Agribusiness, technology

New Holland Expands PLM Offerings

Kelly Marshall

The National Farm Machinery Show was a busy time for New Holland and Luke Zerby, who was introducing three new Precision Land Management (PLM) products. The first is Intelliturn, intelligent steering that make end-of-row automated turns. But this new product does more than just turn around; it knows where you’ve been in the field and steers the tractor around planted …

Agribusiness, National Farm Machinery Show, New Holland, technology

AgCompass Helps Make Tax Time Easier

Cindy Zimmerman

If you are ready to make tax time easier, a virtual desktop and your accounting software hosted by AgCompass may be just what you need for secure sharing. “Security and data independence are important concerns for farmers,” says Nick Chambers, Business Manager for AgCompass. “With a virtual desktop, while your data is technically in the cloud, unlike web-based applications, your …


Frost & Sullivan Provide Analysis of Smart Ag

Kelly Marshall

With the concept of smart agriculture on the rise, Frost & Sullivan have released information concerning this hot topic.  The report covers advancements in agriculture such as: sensors, intelligent networks, UAVs and robotics. Frost & Sullivan believe that these smart farm resources will allow consumers better access to the type of food they’re seeking, be it ethically produce items, allergen-free options or sustainably …


Syngenta AI Challenge to Address World Hunger

Kelly Marshall

The Syngenta AI Challange competition has been launched to find solutions to world hunger by developing a model that can be used to analyze large amounts of seed data, leading to improvements in production without sacrificing resources. The project is sponsored by Syngenta and the AI for Good Foundation, who are now accepting submissions for the chance to win $7,500. “This new …

Contest, Syngenta, technology

TechAccel and Danforth Plant Science Center Partner

Kelly Marshall

Kansas City-based TechAccel and the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis are working together to bring agriculture innovations to the marketplace.  A $250,000 grant from the Danforth Center will encourage projects expected to produce new assets– license-ready technology, processes or products, or new spin-off companies. “This partnership with the Danforth Center is an important milestone for TechAccel and …

Agribusiness, technology

New Advanta Seeds & Texas A&M Biotech Research Station

Joanna Schroeder

A new Advanta Seeds biotech research station is in the works following a new partnership between Advanta and Texas A&M AgriLife Research. The goal of the facility, which will support all global Advanta Seeds research programs, is to further seed technology R&D. The research will focus on several key crops: sorghum, tropical and subtropical corn, hot peppers and corn. In …

seed, technology

AgTech Accelerator Gains Investor Syndicate

Kelly Marshall

AgTech Accelerator is a unique startup accelerator vehicle with a goal of developing emerging agricultural technology companies. Today they’ve announced they’ll be able to further their goal with the addition of $8.5 million in financing. This funding brings the company’s total capital to $20 million, thanks to Elanco, a leader in animal health and food production.  Other investors include Bayer, …

Agribusiness, technology

FarmLogs Hosting Second Annual User Conference

Lizzy Schultz

FarmLogs will host its second annual series of user conferences this January in Des Moines, Iowa, Champaign, Illinois and Lubbock, Texas. The events are free to attend but registration is required and accessible online here. This year’s conference theme is “Connecting the Dots to Profitability,” and the events will be focused on the future of precision agriculture. Over 500 farmers …

Agribusiness, agronomy, Company Announcement, Events, technology