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Topcon, MyAgData Partner to Streamline Access to Electronic Grain Cart Load Data

The partnership between Topcon and MyAgData allows submission of electronic scale ticket records, similar to the way yield maps are recognized.

Topcon says the partnership means data from Topcon’s Smart Cart solution for scale-equipped grain carts can now be utilized for stand-alone records, simplifying harvest reporting and crop insurance claims processing for U.S. producers and agents.



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Kubota to Acquire AgJunction for $72.8M

[Technology Corner] Kubota to Acquire AgJunction for $72.8M

Kubota Corp. plans to acquire AgJunction, a company that develops guidance, autosteer and autonomy technology, for $72.8 million. AgJunction announced the acquisition on Oct. 8. The company plans to hold a special meeting for shareholders in November to seek approval for the acquisition, and the transition would likely close shortly after approval.
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Data & Technology Drive Decision Making Process

Gathering data, keeping tabs on weather and more help Saskatchewan farmer Jake Leguee improve crop performance and farm profitability.

I can watch my crop roots grow on my cell phone. Not literally, but I can tell you exactly what depth crops have rooted to in fields where we have installed weather stations with moisture probes.
Day by day, the soil moisture line stair-steps down the graph as roots dig deeper into the soil profile and deplete water to that point. It’s fascinating to watch water use. You can see when the plants wake up and start drawing water for the day. It’s like a live feed to the root zone.


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[Technology Corner] Precision Loan Program Could Help Growers, Dealerships Generate More Revenue

A new bill introduced in the U.S. Senate would provide loan financing to farmers and ranchers to purchase precision agriculture equipment. 
Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Neb., and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., announced the Precision Agriculture Loan Act on Sept. 15. It’s the first federal loan program dedicated entirely to precision agriculture.
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