Data Management

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Prioritizing Soil Health to Protect Profitability for Generations to Come

The Crave family sees soil health as a key to reducing inputs, machinery costs, and creating more value-added products for long-term success and sustainability.
Since the founding of the multigenerational Crave Brothers Farm in Waterloo, Wis., in 1980, they’ve adopted sustainable farming practices, added a cheese factory to increase the value of their milk, and operate a manure digester that generates enough electricity to power their operation and 300 neighboring homes, making them a carbon-negative company.
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Future Farming Success Hinges on Customer Relationships

Indiana farmer Jason Mauck looks to vertical integration as well as technical innovation to cut costs and boost per-acre bottom line returns for his economic resiliency through 2030.
With principal involvement in three busy agricultural enterprises, Jason Mauck, 40, has to be constantly thinking, planning and doing to keep all the balls in the air as he juggles traditional family farm management, off-farm agronomic innovation, and the headaches and highs of innovating a new direct-marketing meat business.
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7 Ways Technology Will Disrupt Your Precision Farming Business

From comprehensive ag tech consulting to robotic specialization and support, dealers and industry experts share their vision for how opportunities and objectives will change.
Asking dealers to dust of their crystal ball and predict where they want their precision business to be in 3, 5 or 10 years, the most common answer is “profitable.” But following up with a question on how they will accomplish that goal and there is nothing close to a consensus answer.
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2020 BENCHMARK STUDY

Precision Outlook: Dealers Shift Focus to Application Hardware, Maintain Need for Training

Training for staff and customers as well as application technology hardware came in as dealers’ top priorities for the future of their businesses
The Precision Farming Dealer 2020 Benchmark Study showed several shifts in dealers’ expectations for their future revenue. Topping the list of revenue sources considered important for growth was application technology hardware, reversing its 3-year downward trend.
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