Deere buys up ag software maker Harvest Profit

Software's integrations with non-Deere systems to continue

Reading Time: 2 minutes A North Dakota company whose software is used to help farmers gauge a crop’s profitability on a field-by-field basis will now run with the Deere. John Deere on Nov. 12 announced it has acquired Fargo-based Harvest Profit for an undisclosed sum. Harvest Profit — whose software was already integrated with the John Deere Operations Center […] Read more

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AGI buys ag business management software muscle

Reading Time: 2 minutes Grain handling equipment maker Ag Growth Industries (AGI) plans to level up on its SureTrack farm management software platform with a deal for another Canadian player in the same business. Winnipeg-based AGI announced Thursday it has bought all outstanding shares in Oakville, Ont.-based Affinity Management Ltd., developer of the Compass brand of farm and agribusiness […] Read more

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Telus buys Farm At Hand

Reading Time: 2 minutes Vancouver farm management software development firm Farm At Hand has become an arm of one of the Big Five in Canada’s communication services sector. Farm At Hand, which makes the cloud-based Crop Planner software suite for farmers and the Farm At Hand Agronomy suite for agronomists, announced Tuesday it has been wholly acquired by Telus […] Read more

John Wiebe with EastGen and Jayne Jackson at the 2019 Ontario Pork Congress where they talked about PigCHAMP’s new partnership with EastGen.

Hog management software gets new Canadian distribution

Collaboration intended to better serve Canadian clients

Reading Time: 2 minutes EastGen is now providing sales and service of PigCHAMP for pork producers across Canada. The partnership was announced May 10 and the team will be led by John Wiebe, business development manager for IMV Technologies. Why it matters: Management software for hog farmers is important, especially as record-keeping becomes more of a quality assurance imperative. […] Read more

It may be in the palm of your hands, but can you say with certainty that your data is yours and yours alone?

The legal mess of farm data ownership

Digital Data Control: Laws in many countries are of little help determining who owns agricultural data

Reading Time: 6 minutes Worldwide, more and more farmers are using big-data software systems to increase farm productivity and profitability. A major and often-cited barrier to more widespread adoption, however, is the lack of farmer trust when it comes to data ownership. That lack of trust can be warranted. According to some data law experts, ownership ambiguity can have […] Read more

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DuPont to buy up farm software firm Granular

Reading Time: 2 minutes A San Francisco company providing farm management software to growers in four provinces and about three dozen states is poised to join the digital arm of DuPont and Dow’s merged agribusiness. DuPont — which as of last week had all regulatory approvals and clearances lined up to complete its merger with Dow Chemical — announced […] Read more