Producers’ growing frustration over giving away valuable electronic production data has led a Guelph-based company to try to stop the bleeding with a new technology called mPowered. The technology is a blockchain-driven platform that lead developer Joel Sotomayor says will let farmers put crop, livestock, and environmental data in what he calls an “online vault”… Read More

Viterra wants to make sure producers don’t miss another opportunity to market their grain when they want to – even if you’re at the lake, and the lake is in Arizona. The company is launching its suite of online contracting options through its portal “myViterra.” According to the news release, customers can use their accounts… Read More

When we think about cyber hacking, things like election tampering or credit card theft likely come to mind. A recent U.S. Department of Homeland Security report, however, focused on the very real threat of breaches and hacking of precision agriculture data. As tough as it has been for some to even conceptualize what data being… Read More

What if you could just point your phone at a weed and the phone would tell you what you were looking at? At one time it was a huge breakthrough to be able to take a picture of a weed and send a text message to an agronomist. It still is in fact, but sometimes… Read More

Farmers invest a lot to produce a crop, from before the seed hits the ground through to the harvest. With all the investment and technology that goes into producing a crop, why stop short when the grain hits the bin?  Some of the most successful farmers are using technology to ensure they have the information they… Read More

Farm & Food Care has launched several new virtual tours, with all-new 360 degree views and even a virtual reality component. Using 360-degree cameras and virtual reality technology, the new FarmFood360° website gives Canadians the chance to tour real, working farms and food processing plants, all without putting on boots or leaving the comfort of… Read More

Dairy Quality Inc. and its mobile milk testing device was the big winner at Ontario’s 10th annual Premier’s Awards for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence. Premier Kathleen Wynne presented the Premier’s award – the province’s highest honour for outstanding contributions in innovation to the agri-food sector – to the Newmarket-based company. Its mobile testing device helps dairy farmers… Read More

Farmers and ranchers have always been interested in technology, especially if it enhances profitability. The rate of change of products and services coming to market is extremely fast. Silicon Valley and traditional agriculture businesses such as John Deere and Bayer are all trying to establish their footholds in the future of digital farming. At the… Read More

I’ve got two big things to announce today. First, we redesigned our website back in March (more at the end)…you probably noticed. I apologize for not writing about it sooner, but I’ve been working to get our new iOS (iPhone, iPad, etc) and Android apps launched (which is the second announcement). New App is Customized… Read More

Yield history, soil type, fertility, drainage, irrigation potential, and cropping options — those have traditionally been some of the main factors considered when assessing the value or rental rate for a parcel of farmland. But with telematics and data collection capabilities of farm equipment expanding rapidly, there’s another field characteristic that should probably be considered:… Read More

Farm management software startup Farm At Hand is merging with grain marketing firm FarmLink Marketing Solutions. Launched in 2012, the free Farm At Hand app helps producers maintain field records while tracking equipment, grain inventory and sales. The app and Farm At Hand brand will be maintained and available for free to any user, says Kim… Read More

AGCO Corporation has announced its AgCommand API (Application Programming Interface) is now open to approved third party developers and service providers of farming applications, including management dashboards and mobile apps. This new capability will enable AGCO customers to access their machine data through their other farm and fleet management tools, the company says. The AgCommand… Read More