Farmers Edge announced today that it has reached an agreement to acquire CommoditAg, an online marketplace for high-quality agriculture products. The acquisition will allow Farmers Edge to significantly expand its roster of services by empowering farmers to purchase a wide range of agricultural products from trusted suppliers, while also advancing the company’s connected digital ecosystem strategy,… 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

Protein Industries Canada (PIC) is moving to the second phase of a partnership to improve traceability and marketing opportunities of Canadian plant-based food, feed, and ingredients. The projects will create a new platform to “enhance production practices and storage and marketing decisions,” combining storage technology with blockchain traceability. The $17.1 million project will be split between PIC… Read More

Farmers Edge is preparing to become a publicly-traded company. The Canadian digital agriculture business, which was co-founded by CEO Wade Barnes at Pilot Mound, Man. 16 years ago, has submitted a preliminary prospectus with authorities in each Canadian province and territory, and received a receipt for an initial public offering. In the prospectus, the company estimates… Read More

Improved access to technology and sensors for tracking the weather, machinery, and crop development are helping farmers and agronomists with crop management decisions. “The ability to gather and integrate detailed information from growers’ fields, coupled with advances in weather forecasting, rapid processing, predictive modeling, and machine learning, is changing farming from a business that often… Read More

Precision agriculture company Farmers Edge has plans to disrupt the crop insurance industry, announcing an agreement with global reinsurer PartnerRe on Tuesday. The four-year deal will see Farmers Edge and PartnerRe jointly develop new agriculture insurance products based on field data that Farmers Edge already collects for agronomic reasons. “For the longest time we’ve been… Read More

Farmers Edge has announced an exclusive arrangement with San Francisco-based aerospace and data company Planet to offer high-resolution, daily satellite imagery to farmers. With over 180 satellites orbiting Earth, Planet operates the world’s largest fleet of earth imaging satellites. Described as a “multi-million dollar, multi-year global distribution agreement,” Farmers Edge says it is now the… Read More

“Big data” is a term that gets thrown around very regularly. In agriculture there are currently many players in the big data space, but few are making in-roads across the world. At Commodity Classic in San Antonio, Farmers Edge made a major move ahead of the competition by releasing the new Farm Command platform, which… Read More

Winnipeg-based Farmers Edge has announced the addition of Osmington Inc. to its team of investors. Osmington is a private commercial real estate company, owned and controlled by David Thomson, chairman of Thomson Reuters. The company’s past investments include the retail redevelopment of Toronto’s Union Station and the purchase and relocation of NHL’s Atlanta Thrashers to… Read More

Winnipeg-based Farmers Edge announced today it is establishing its American headquarters in Shakopee, MN. Operational locations will also be available to farmers in all major grain growing regions in the U.S., the company says. “Our technology is a unique, one-of-a-kind system, that integrates data sources, direct from the field, into decision support information and crop… Read More

Winnipeg-based precision agriculture and data management company Farmers Edge announced Wednesday that it has acquired GranDuke Geomatics, a geospatial software development company based in Lethbridge. Founded by Guy Duke and Kevin Grant in 2012, GranDuke Geomatics, with the assistance of the National Research Council, offers customized software for geospatial applications in precision agriculture, environmental monitoring, and oil and… Read More