Rabobank and TELUS Agriculture have announced the acquisition of Conservis, a company that integrates disparate farm technologies into one streamlined interface, to manage the business of farming. Together, Rabobank and TELUS Agriculture are bringing expertise, experience, and global presence to further develop the Conservis farm management platform, says TELUS Agriculture. Conservis enables farms to organize… Read More

Germany-based GeoPard is announcing their integration with the MyJohnDeere operations centre. MyJohnDeere customers can now upload their data into the GeoPard system, where they can do advanced data analysis, compare information to other data sets, and create detailed variable rate application maps for seeding, fertilizing, and spraying. Maps can then be wirelessly sent back to… Read More

A Quebec-based company that sells a digital platform for controlling environmental conditions in barns and automating tasks is set to be acquired by Ingersoll Rand. The owners of Maximus have entered an agreement to be bought by the global industrial company in an all-cash deal worth $135.4 million. Headquartered in Montreal, with around 100 employees,… Read More

Saskatchewan-based Croptimistic Technology Inc. has announced $3.5 million in Series A investment from Forage Capital Partners to complement an additional $1.7 million in funding from the founders and institutional debt. The new capital will help accelerate the growth of Croptimistic’s SWAT MAPS technology, which provides farmers and partners with high resolution foundation maps to execute… Read More

AGCO is announcing it will enter a proof of concept (PoC) collaboration agreement with Bosch, BASF Digital Farming, and Raven Industries. The objective of the collaboration is to evaluate targeted spraying technology to make the application of crop protection products more effective and efficient, by reducing crop input costs, while driving farm and environmental sustainability,… Read More

Ag Growth International (AGI) has signed a partnership agreement with grain software technology company Bushel. Bushel provides customers with software solutions, including the automation of weigh scale tickets issued by grain elevators. The Bushel platform can also automate contracts and settlements required to complete grain sales. President and CEO of AGI, Tim Close, says that… Read More

The full-size pick-up truck market is about to be electrified by Ford’s announcement of the F-150 Lightning for 2022. The company says the new pick-up’s combustion engine is replaced with batteries and electric motors, and comes with the four-door SuperCrew cab option and a 5.5-foot bed, the same as the conventional model. Where the engine used… Read More

Farmers Edge has announced the general availability of its Smart Carbon program for certain agricultural markets in North America, helping farmers in North America create potential new carbon offsets. The program combines hardware, software, agronomy, and hands-on customer support to create a “connected acre” providing farmers and their advisors a 360-degree view of their carbon… Read More

We rely more and more on artificial intelligence and powerful computers to accumulate and process information. Can artificial intelligence help us grow a better soybean crop? In this Soybean School episode, Bernard Tobin is joined by Shawn Conley, University of Wisconsin-Madison soybean extension specialist, to talk about his research in artificial intelligence derived management systems for… Read More