IBM Expands Global Agriculture Platform

AgWired Precision, Precision Agriculture, weather

IBM is forging into the global agriculture industry, using predictive technology to provide solutions for farmers in various geographies. IBM announced the global expansion of Watson Decision Platform for Agriculture, with AI technology tailored for new crops and specific regions to help feed a growing population. For the first time, IBM is providing a global agriculture solution that combines predictive … Read More

Stay Strong Nebraska Helping Farmers and Ranchers Rebuild

AgWired Animal, AgWired Energy, AgWired Precision, Audio, weather

The flood waters may be receding, but the damage from them still remains and Nebraska farmers and ranchers will need help for some time yet to rebuild. “Stay Strong Nebraska” is an initiative created to do just that, providing easy access to the Nebraska Farm Bureau Disaster Relief Fund and Nebraska Cattlemen Disaster Relief Fund with all donations remaining in … Read More

Harvey Hits Texas Agriculture

AgWired Animal, AgWired Precision, Audio, weather

Rescuing people trapped in flood waters continues to be the number one priority in Texas but it’s clear that Hurricane Harvey has hit agriculture hard. Texas Commissioner of Agriculture Sid Miller says cotton farmers who were looking at a bumper crop this year were especially hard hit. “Best estimate so far is about a 150 million dollar loss for the … Read More

Muddy Boots Signs Subscription Agreement with Iteris

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Data, weather

Muddy Boots Software has purchased a multi-year global subscription to Iteris, Inc.’s ClearAg weather information. Muddy Boots plans to integrate the weather information into their Greenlight Grower Management System to offer real-time field and crop data, optimize decision making based on current and forecasted weather conditions, reduced risk and better understanding of application timing for crop protection products. “By being … Read More

DTN & DataOnTouch Announce Partnership

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Company Announcement, weather

DTN/The Progressive Farmer and DataOnTouch have announced they’ll be working together to provide growers and retailers with enhanced weather and soil forecasts. They will be able to provide innovative underground soil moisture and temperature forecasts, says Phil Brewer, vice present of marketing for DataOnTouch. That will enhance the current nitrogen model and seasonal crop growth state predictions, making it easier for … Read More

Weather Outlook from #NFMS17

Kelly Marshallclimate, National Farm Machinery Show, weather

Bryce Anderson, Senior Ag Meteorologist at DTN/The Progressive Farmer, spoke to attendees of the recent National Farm Machinery Show about his predictions for the coming growing season. On the weather side of things he says the corn belt is looking good. The Pacific Ocean has moved from a weak La Nina weather pattern to more average temperatures, and may even … Read More

Princeton Provides Monitoring for Remotest Farmers

Kelly Marshallweather

In West Africa the most important question is ‘Will the rains be good or bad?’ Eric Wood, a professor at Princeton University, has worked with small farms in Africa and Latin America to create a drought and flood risk monitoring system, letting growers know when rains will come and how plentiful they will be. Weather data in those areas can be … Read More

The Financial Storm of Social Media at #AFBF17

Kelly MarshallAFBF, Audio, social media, weather

Ryan Martin is an agriculture meteorologist at Advantage Weather Solutions– a speaker at the American Farm Bureau Federation‘s 2017 Annual Convention & IDEAg Trade Show, but what does weather have to do with social media? Social media is actually affecting the way farmers make decisions, especially regarding weather stories, Martin told his audience. Once you’ve seen it online, it’s hard … Read More

AcuRite Announces New Monitoring Solutions

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, weather

AcuRite is announcing a new addition to their personal weather station technology.  The AcuRite Atlas family consists of three outdoor environmental monitoring models, the AcuRite Atlas 7, AcuRite Atlas 8, and AcuRite Atlas Elite.  Used with the My AcuRite cloud-based software, the system provides a better understanding of outdoor conditions for more educated decision-making. “Building on our history of delivering … Read More