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John Deere announces new automated crop reporting

Agriculture.com Staff 01/10/2011 @ 10:18am

John Deere is improving how producers report field data for crop insurance purposes. Their new Automated Crop Reporting process provides a simpler, more accurate way to track field data for a producer’s most time-consuming task: government reporting.

The new Automated Crop Reporting process benefits producers by maximizing their precision farming technology investment, reducing the amount of time to certify acres and generating more accurate acreage and production reports. Combined, these benefits return much-needed time and more accurate field data to producers, allowing them to focus on growing their farm operation.

“John Deere is integrating precision farming system technology with our crop insurance processing software to deliver more efficient governmental farm program reporting solutions to producer,” says Don Preusser, President of John Deere Insurance Company.

Automated Crop Reporting now adds more value to current GPS field documentation systems, such as GreenStar, along with farm mapping software, like Apex, and is compatible with other systems to allow even more producers the opportunity to benefit from this new process.

How Automated Crop Reporting works

  1. Once the GreenStar system is set up, the producer can use it to document planting and harvest activity.
  2. The producer uploads plant and harvest data from GreenStar to Apex by using a data card.
  3. Once uploaded, the producer uses GSDNet – an Internet gateway that transfers information directly to the John Deere crop insurance agent.
  4. The John Deere crop insurance agent prepares acreage and production reports for the producer’s review and electronic signature. The agent also can provide map-based reports that can reduce time and effort required to certify acres with the Farm Service Agency.

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