Precision Farming Dealer editors encounter a variety of articles, social media posts, podcasts and videos that offer a unique look at various aspects of our great agricultural industry. Here is our favorite content from the past week:

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Precision Ag Users Relying More Heavily on Rural Broadband in Some States

As the USDA rolls out another round of funding for the ReConnect internet program in 22 states, Chris Clayton examines what it means for those who rely heavily on rural broadband for precision tools in this article from Progressive Farmer.

Internet and precision tools for precision agricultural purposes

Nationally, about 27% of farmers use the internet for precision agricultural purposes, though in a handful of states, it is more than 50%. The internet and precision tools are expected to become more important going forward. Photo by: DTN/Progressive Farmer file photo

AGCO and Luke Bryan Team up to Support Future of Farming

Fans are about to go “nuts” for this collaboration between an OEM and a country music superstar. Coming soon to Fendt and Luke Bryan’s Boldly Grown Peanuts, a limited-edition packaged snack that includes peanuts harvested by Fendt farmers. “Collaborating with Fendt to make peanuts for my fans means so much because I owe a lot of my work ethic and success to the lessons I learned helping out my dad at his peanut mill,” Bryan says. Once the limited supply sells out, Fendt will donate $50,000 to the National FFA Organization.

Luke Bryan collaboration

Photo by: AGCO

Analyzing the Convergence Between AI and Precision Ag

According to our research, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Precision Agriculture have the potential to reduce annual agricultural operating costs by more than 22% globally,” says Daniel Maguire of Ark Invest. Maguire also explains why he believes 75-80% of farms will adopt precision spraying and seeding solutions in the near future. “We believe AI and Precision Ag could introduce the most meaningful innovations to agriculture since the tractor 100 years ago.”

Graph of annual agricultural operating costs

Photo by: ARK Investment Management LLC, 2023, based on data from USDA as of July 12, 2023

Digitally Enabled Growers Are the Most Profitable Customers

Farm Journal saw a 125% increase in farmers purchasing products online from 2018-2022. In this article from AgVend, Pat Sullivan explains why you should cash in on this shift in buying behavior. The benefits of a digital experience include reduced administrative work, financial savings, greater insight and influence on customers and increased customer loyalty.

Farmer in front of tractor

Remembering Legendary Deere Dealer Bill Maloney

Machinery Pete was in Avon, Ill., this week advance filming for Machinery Pete TV Show coverage of the Neff Co. dealer retirement auction August 14, 2023 by Sullivan Auctioneers for legendary John Deere farm equipment dealer Bill Maloney and learned Maloney just passed away July 31, 2023 at age 93. Pete talks with local Prairie City, IL farmer Aaron Blout whose family has had 4 generations deal on equipment with Bill Maloney. Blout shares stories and fond memories of Maloney and how he helped and worked with area farmers and also supported local community efforts for decades.

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